Two weeks ago I traveled to the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany for two reasons. First was to meet with John Steele Davis about his fascinating, hand-made furniture he pieces together from twisted wood he finds on walks through the woods in Calhoun and Yalobusha counties. He was featured in last week’s Journal.
I decided the best way to tell Addi Claire about the passing of our dog was to tell her the truth, since I am still having to hedge after telling her King, our Border Collie (who died last year), is “at the vet.”
In most years and certainly in recent years, Mississippi’s annual state legislative battle over Medicaid has been different than it is in 2013.
I was sitting on the couch Sunday afternoon when as she has done hundreds of times before, my 15-year-old black Lab Daisy walked up beside me and dropped her now solid grey muzzle on my leg, seeking only a rub on the head.
We had quite a few snow flurries over the weekend– Friday and Saturday. It was never enough to stick, but was enjoyable to watch anyway.
In life and in death, Donald W. Zacharias cast a long shadow over Mississippi State University – the school he successfully led from 1985 to 1997 – the second longest tenure in the history of the university behind founding president Stephen D. Lee. Higher education in Mississippi has had few better friends.
I’ve been making annual pilgrimages to New Orleans (most years multiple times) for more than 20 years now. It could be said it’s the longest love of my life, only because my wife Lisa and I were celebrating only our 14th anniversary last weekend in the Crescent City.
I have torn my house apart looking for some recipes. I know they are there, I know the paper they are printed out on and what the CD looks like that is attached to them. I can see them in my mind, the 8-1/2×11 sheets are folded in half and the CD is between them, I just can’t find them.
Comedy Central “news” host Jon Stewart’s factually challenged, sloppily reported and downright false attempt at painting all 3 million Mississippians with the same broad brush of backward racism, ignorance and insularity is much like the legal arguments many attempt to make in defending no change whatsoever in Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
March 20, 2008 – I’ve never met Mykal Riley, a 6’6″ senior forward for the Univeristy of Alabama basketball team, but he may have saved my
life last Friday night.