Woody Allen is credited with saying "80 percent of life is just showing up."
Tuesday, Rep. Jeff Smith was the guest speaker at the Columbus Rotary Club. Smith, who has been in the Legislature since 1991, prefaced his remarks by saying his talk would be short in order to allow for questions from the audience.
You can count on Donald Trump to spark a conversation. Not necessarily an intelligent one but a conversation.
With Tuesday's release of Harper Lee's long-unpublished "first novel" -- "Go Set A Watchman" -- attention is almost equally divided between this "new" book and Lee's great offering to American literature, "To Kill A Mockingbird."
It strikes me that those who are defending the Confederate flag in the name of their Southern heritage are a little late.
State law gives judges and county supervisors the right to perform civil marriage ceremonies; however, in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriages in all 50 states, many of those local officials have decided to no longer perform ceremonies for any couple.
Helicopter parents are famous for micromanaging their children's affairs.
It was 1968, and the movie was "Funny Girl." Fanny Brice (played by Barbra Streisand) convinced the Broadway director she could roller skate. In the scene "Rollerskate Rag," Barbra rolls out on stage knocking down everyone in sight.
Faced with racially integrating their swimming pools in the 1960s, many Mississippi cities locked the gates.
One of the fun things about historical research is getting side tracked.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from the Capitol.
The past may not be past, as William Faulkner put it. But it sure seems to be leaving.
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