Obamacare, same sex marriage and the Confederate flag – quite a past 10 days it has been in national news with much of the changing winds blowing against traditional Mississippi stances.
Once again, we are having problems with our newspaper delivery via the postal service.
STARKVILLE – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Friday that the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that same-sex couples can marry nationwide isn’t immediately applicable in Mississippi based on a prior ruling by U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves that granted a preliminary injunction blocking Mississippi’s past ban on same-sex marriages.
NEW ORLEANS—Ah, those best laid plans.... “Riding on the City of New Orleans,” that’s what we thought we were going to do. I mean, that’s a pretty neat idea, right?
It was the most breath-taking view of New Orleans I had ever seen, and I’m not talking about a plate full of beignets at Cafe Du Monde.
A few notes, observations, happenings from our trip to New Orleans last week for the annual Mississippi Press Association summer convention which was a joint meeting with Louisiana Press:
STARKVILLE – In the wake of the stunningly senseless murders of nine worshipers at one of the nation’s most historically significant black churches in Charleston, South Carolina, the debate again rages over the cause of this tragic crime.
It came as no shock to me that when I tuned in to 60 Minutes Sunday night to watch a story entitled “The World’s Smartest Dog,” it was about a Border Collie.
The one time I want to make flower arrangements with flowers from my yard, nothing was cooperating. I planned to do several arrangements of fresh flowers for Marshall and Whitney’s house warming last weekend. If it weren’t for my Endless Summer Hydrangeas, I would have panicked.
STARKVILLE – Hunger and food insecurity are problems that are at once global and local. To be sure, relatively affluent nations like the U.S. face far less dire circumstances than to regions of the world like Sub-Saharan Africa.