During the "Golden Age" of Disney animation, the term catfish around Walt Disney Studios did not refer to a fish.
In the summer 1979, after listening to high school classmates Nate Pack and Joe Shelton -- aka Big Joe Shelton -- rhapsodize about it for years, I drove to north Alabama for a bluegrass festival at a place called Horse Pens 40.
John Glenn died Thursday at age 95.
I'm not sure when it happened. But it most certainly has.
After a season of prolonged drought, rain came to the Prairie in the form of storms.
As a physician working at the OCH Regional Medical Center (OCH) for about 10 years now, I have had the privilege to work with all the employees at OCH who provide a wonderful service to our community.
Nuclear-powered generators were scarce in the United States when utility powers-that-be in Mississippi decided, "Hey, we need one of those."
Friday evening I felt like an Olan Mills photographer. I made snapshot portraits of more than 100 people with my digital camera.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced the Elks Club building on Main Street in Columbus was purchased and would become the home of a new children's museum.
The Mississippi Business Journal recently did a story on the 2016 Forbes ranking of states for the best places to do business.
Suppose you are in a departure lounge of an international airport and waiting for the announcement for boarding the flight.
'Tis the season for the onslaught of holiday catalogs. Some days I open the mailbox optimistically hoping I find a catalog or two. Perusing catalogs is a mindless activity that can transport one to another world, something akin to a "Take me away, Calgon" moment or an hour spent on Pinterest.
"Smile at each other." So said Mother Teresa, of Kolkata, India, in her book, "A Gift for God."
By the time you read this, I'll be on the beach.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, the day set aside each year to gather with friends and loved ones, give thanks for our good fortunes, enjoy a lovely feast, find comfort in our shared memories and, of course, confront Uncle Bob with the question: "What is the matter with you? Seriously."
This time of year is like waking up late on the day of an important meeting.
There's lots to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
A friend walked up to me after Rotary and stuck his hand out: "I know what you've been up to this past week." We both laughed.
A funny thing happened when the Mississippi Legislature ended its 2016 session in April. Scarcely anything was done to address the serious issues facing our state. That's hardly surprising, of course. It happens every year.
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