It's been more than two years since Dylann Roof murdered nine church-goers in Charleston, South Carolina, an act of domestic terrorism that immediately focused attention on the Confederate symbols Roof closely identified with.
Last week I stood outside the Lowndes County Courthouse with about 100 people waiting for the cosmic phenomenon, the solar eclipse.
People opposed to changing Mississippi's flag are standing on at least five false premises.
In May 2014, James Fallows, a national correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, visited Columbus. Fallows and his wife, Deborah, also a correspondent for The Atlantic, were touring the country in their single-engine airplane.
I grew up claiming the Black Prairie as home. Named after its rich black or charcoal colored soil the Black Prairie stretches in a crescent shape from northeast Mississippi to south west Alabama.
Next year's U.S. Senate election in Mississippi may double as a referendum on the state flag.
"14 'Healthy' Foods That Are Actually Bad for You" caught my attention. The article's author was Jennifer Cohen and the website was Forbes. As a healthy vegetarian, I knew I'd ace the list. I was wrong
Lately I have been asked about some of the old church buildings of Columbus that have been lost to so-called progress.
What has the magic power to transport us through space and time back to a moment, whether happy or sad?
On Monday, from about noon until 3 p.m. (local time), most of us are going to stop what we're doing to note a natural phenomenon -- a solar eclipse. When the eclipse is full, at approximately 1:28 p.m., the sun will look like a small orange crescent and the skies will be dark, but not entirely dark.
I thought nothing regarding the Kemper power plant could surprise me anymore, but I was wrong.
T.Mac Howard is not your typical civic club speaker, which probably accounts for his popularity.
Almost a century ago, Rabindranath Tagore -- Indian Noble Laureate for Literature in 1913 -- wrote a song beginning the line, "Streams of bliss are flowing across the universe."
Every time you flip on a light switch, you are literally unleashing evidence the idea of American exceptionalism, at least in its traditionally accepted form, is false.
Another birthday. Time for my annual rumination about life.
"God wove a web of loveliness, of clouds and stars and birds, but made not anything at all so beautiful as words." Anna Hempstead Branch, American poet (1875-1937) There was a professor at The W whose name was Smith. Professor David Smith put a great emphasis on words. In fact, he terrorized students with the promise of brutal punishments in the form of bad grades if one misspelled, or misused, or placed little value in vocabulary.
The past few days have been fun, informative and poignant for me.
Roger Wicker is a pleasant fellow. Polite, earnest, quick to smile.
There are certain certainties we accept: death and taxes.
The moon was at the half and glowed so bright its reflection on the truck's window shone like a flashlight. I was outside under the pear tree waiting for Harry, the cat, to zoom by so I could grab him. It's a game we play most nights. While waiting, I picked up pears dropped by the squirrels and tucked them in the hem of my shirt.
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