This week, in the aftermath of the tragic shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers, coverage of the memorial and funeral services for the fallen men have reminded us of the sacrifices law enforcement is sometimes called to make in protecting our nation.
As soon as the heat dropped below 90 degrees one recent late afternoon -- about 7 o'clock, really -- I moved the CD player to the front porch, adjusted the fan just so and put my feet up on a coffee table. I played "Sunday Morning Coming Down" and "The Pilgrim" and "The Captive."
Those who fail to learn from Pokemon history are destined to repeat it. Over the past week, a new, even more disturbing reincarnation of the Japanese trading card game -- Pokemon Go -- is sweeping the nation.
Some say "leapfrog." Tennis terms are better. Technology serves an update. The return can be a lob, or it could be a rocket. But there is always a return. No aces. Then another serve, then another return.
Signs pointed to raccoons having returned to the Prairie house. There was the day a small, empty, well-washed plastic container of crab salad had been lifted from the recycle bin and left on the porch under an Adirondack chair. Disappointing for sure for the raccoon.
Political cartoonists often take extreme positions to make their point. Even so, the cartoon that ran in Friday's paper advances a perception that is insensitive, hurtful and unfair to the many caring public servants who work in law enforcement. For this we apologize.
A rose to organizers, volunteers and supporters of Camp With a Mission, a day camp for people with special needs.
Our culture abounds in folk beliefs whose physical presence survive even after their meanings have been forgotten. Things we use for decoration or wear as jewelry often have their roots in olden beliefs in magic and evil spirits.
This morning, it was the first thing I saw when I went on the Internet: Five Dallas police officers had been shot to death Thursday night as they provided security during a march against the police shooting deaths in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and St. Paul, Minnesota.
Just when we thought we had a workable plan. We were so close. And yet there seems to be no end to the Police Department building saga.
Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves has put his fiscal credibility on the line.
At the annual Mississippi Press Association convention on the Coast in late June, a pair of Coast legislators -- Democrat Dave Baria of Bay St. Louis and Republican Brice Wiggins of Pascagoula -- were part of a panel discussion on the controversial 2016 legislative session.
It's just true. And time hasn't changed it: Find a well-run, stable or progressive community and it will be served by a well-run local newspaper.
"It was the song of an immigrant boy made good." Mary Ellin Berlin Barrett, daughter of Irving Berlin
Recently, I watched, mesmerized as those black cars eased through the streets of Louisville. Though by no means a boxing fan, I was feeling the loss of the sassy, classy, gentle presence of "The Greatest," and his unique sense of timing both in the ring and before a microphone. Yes, felt it, though our lives were as separate as hopscotch is from Olympic gold.
When we think of the Fourth of July, all too many people think of a holiday with family gatherings, fireworks and backyard barbecues. Somehow over the years we have lost much of the sense of gratitude for our country's forefathers, what they accomplished and the timeless documents they created.
Long before Claudia and I were together, she had been a graduate assistant basketball coach for Pat at Tennessee. For a time she had been her roommate but more importantly she had been and remained her friend throughout the intervening years.
Every year at the end of the sports season, it is common for teams and leagues to hand out awards to recognize exceptional performance. Today, marks the end of Mississippi's fiscal year, but somehow there are no awards to commemorate the moment as we pause to consider the work of our Legislature.
The Mississippi Press Association celebrated its 150th anniversary last week at the Golden Nugget casino in Biloxi.
Quiz: Parent One has little kids who often complain of being bored. Parent Two has little kids who are active, involved in everything, have a schedule tighter than Hillary or Donald. Who is the better parent?
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