Big mistake. To use an overused term, "Yuuge."
When the lakes, creeks and rivers fill up and when the flowers bloom and the grasses green Sam's out to find the first crappie "spawners." Every few days the big brown delivery truck leaves a package from "Monk's Crappie," Sam's favorite fishing supplier.
I have always considered myself to be a child of the prairie.
Sunday morning, two weeks ago, the parking lot of the Dollar General in Eastpoint, Florida, was jumping. Beth and I had stopped for bottled water. We were headed into the interior of the Florida Panhandle for a day of kayaking.
Lunch and a speaker. Today, it is the Exchange Club. Yesterday it was the Kiwanis. The day before that, Rotary.
Last week, in the early morning, daffodils were standing 4 inches tall, topped with buds.
I know, I know, I know. When people hear about the Mississippi Legislature at all, it's school funding, yes or no on a lottery, morphing campaign donations into individual retirement accounts, whether the state will annex the City of Jackson for the Purpose of Pothole Repair.
This week, what I grew up calling snowdrops began to bloom.
In 1986, the late Mike Royko wrote a newspaper column titled "Shortage of short Greeks killing us." Royko, a syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune, began by relating a bad dining experience at a cafe managed by a college graduate with a degree in hotel and restaurant management.
WASHINGTON -- Each day of the Trump era seems to bring strange new objects to the national punchbowl. The newly minted president publicly obsessed on his inaugural crowd size. He claimed pervasive voter fraud. He reviewed television shows. He attacked the independence of the judiciary. He has called into question the fairness and good faith of Nordstrom's, further deepening our class divide on tie selection.
Oxford Entrepreneur Harley Garrett has an intriguing idea that deserves consideration by our state leaders: Use a portion of Mississippi's technology budget to promote university-based start-ups using open source code.
I moved two weeks ago.
The whole world keeps trying to figure out what makes this Trump person tick. Fans and foes alike probe this person's every word -- his decisions, his orders, his announcements, his tweets -- on the sincere belief there must be more than meets the eye.
Roy walked into the Oktibbeha County Courthouse and said he'd been reading about my animals, the cats, ducks and rabbits. Said he wasn't much of a cat person though. Then he started telling me about his cat.
Within the narratives of the Underground Railroad as a pathway to freedom for slaves in the antebellum South, one story merges into local history.
Nobody who grows up in Iran decides to study in the United States on a whim.
Sometimes the world is too much with me, making me forever grateful for things that bring me joy.
Back in November, my cousin Chip Billups and I were examining an old glass medallion with a cameo sulfide bust of George Washington.
In 2011, Joel Johnson stomped flat 280,000 aluminum cans.
State legislative leaders like to look down their noses at Jackson city government, but they are on the verge of replicating the same mistakes by neglecting road maintenance.
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