As usual, the year's end brings reflections and ruminations on what was and what is to be.
Before there's wall-to-wall worldwide coverage of this guy Donald Trump taking his oath to head one branch of American government, there will be a much quieter ceremony here in Mississippi.
Any honest man, looking back on a very long life, must admit -- even if only to himself -- being a relic of a bygone era.
Last year's New Year's resolution didn't turn out as well as I had hoped or maybe it did in the long run.
As we age, we forget many things. However, some things we never forget; when we remember them, we get emotional. You might even smile or start crying.
John McCain is fond of saying, "It's always darkest just before it goes totally black." According to a February report by Amnesty International, human rights "reached a nadir" in 2015. Not quite. The past 12 months prove that even when you hit bottom, there is always room to sink.
The poem "The Night Before Christmas" is an enduring American Christmas tradition, but few know its history or realize its impact on how we celebrate Christmas.
Christmas has arrived. We know this not by a simple glance at the calendar, of course.
When I was 6 years old, I had a paper route. I am sure of this because one of my customers gave my mother a handwritten note I put in her newspaper.
Donald Trump has inspired so much fear among his Republican comrades that he no longer has to issue harsh tweets when they misbehave. They do it themselves.
The terrorist who hijacked a truck in Berlin and ran over and killed 12 people, maiming and wounding 48 more, in that massacre in the Christmas market, has done more damage than he could imagine.
Each year, Santa does his final interviews with the media two days before he begins his long Christmas Eve journey.
Namaste and Merry Christmas to everyone from a person belonging to an ancient Dharma (religion).
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