A good tonic for the weekend: Have Friday lunch with two or three friends who enjoy laughing with each other. Sounds easy enough. The morning of, a friend sends an email: "So and so and I are going to be at such and such restaurant at 11:45. Be there." I was a little late for the gathering having gone to hear Kate Sweeney at the Rosenzweig talk about a favorite subject, cemeteries.
I recently had an assignment for a class which required me to have to spend some time in personal reflection.
Tuesday evening, Mississippi University for Women held a candidates forum for the four men who are running to fill the unexpired, one-year state senate term of the late Terry Brown.
Robin Hood would be proud.
A convergence of events deserves consideration. The kind that causes one to say, "What a small, connected world we live in."
I have been reading with great interest the reporting of the Clarion-Ledger's Jerry Mitchell on the conditions of prisons in Mississippi.
With all the ghost stories around it is surprising that there are not more ghostly tales about the Tombigbee River.
Are you a teen mother and trying to find job and a place of your own to live? Homeless and needing a place to get out of the cold? Glenda Buckhalter could be your new best friend.
We are rapidly approaching one of the best excuses to have candy around the house.
In 2008 when the global economy imploded, experts predicted there would be no quick bounce-back.
We are fast approaching some important anniversary dates.
I'd been looking around the yard trying to figure out what could be edible when I noticed the persimmon trees. The trees were obvious by the huddles of deer that gathered under them, not to mention possums, raccoons, coyotes and birds.
I recently had a conversation with a friend who expressed personal concerns over being a home owner.
From time to time, I get the urge to briefly comment on a wide variety of issues.
Our elected state officials, especially those with the big "R" attached to their names, will tell you they believe in small government and personal liberty.
It will happen in Mississippi.
It was garbage day when Sam said, "I may not put the garbage out today; there's only one bag."
Seems a little odd to be sitting in the living room of friends on the other side of the country watching a football game in Starkville. Nice to see we're getting rain -- it's cool and clear here -- but better if it would wait.
The past six weeks I have been teaching a MUW Life Enrichment course on the architectural history of Columbus.
I watched mesmerized from my office window the other afternoon.
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