The story you are about to read is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. It was a spring morning several years ago, just like this morning when I received the call. I thought it was going to be like many others I receive. I was wrong.
One of my favorite pinch-me moments came some years ago when I met the late Vidal Sassoon, an icon in the world of hairdressing.
Gideon Lincecum was one of the most interesting people to have ever lived in Columbus.
I spent some time recently with Aimee and Kenneth Shaw of Shaw Pit Bull Rescue. They are animal lovers with a passion for Pit Bulls. These two, along with a group of volunteers called the "Pit Crew," devote much of their time and most of their income to rescuing this much maligned breed.
Mississippi has many flowering native trees, and one that gets its fair share of attention this time of year is the redbud. These trees flower early in the spring before most other trees have started to leaf out after their winter naps.
Bangs or Botox? It's one of many moves which a woman of a certain age might ponder. Like a game of chess, the next step requires thought and must be strategic because the stakes are high when the opponent is age. Father Time waits for no one.
Easter is the highest holy day of Christendom. I suspect that most of us have had Easters that we considered high in our experiences. Perhaps it was an Easter of your childhood with a particularly pretty egg hunt. Or maybe it was the year you got a new outfit you always enjoyed.
My little world has been filled with glitches lately. This may be because the planet Mercury has been retrograde for several weeks. Mercury rules travel and communication, and can wreak havoc with our driving, speaking, writing and a myriad of like things.
She loves all shades of blue, quiet times with an English novel, and family holidays.
Every spring the home gardener is bombarded with new and improved petunias for the garden and landscape, making it hard to decide which to bring home from the garden center. In my opinion, you simply can't go wrong selecting any of the Supertunias.
This is not "Survivor" or "Amazing Race," but there are alliances involved and teams working to complete challenges before the clock runs out. On Saturday, March 23, the LINK'd Young Professionals hope to recruit a few hundred volunteers willing to clean, paint and landscape Columbus during Clean Sweep 2013, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This is a true story about a slave. He was abducted from his home and family when he was 16 years old. He was taken to a land colder and more brutal than his.
According to the calendar, we are just a few days away from the official start of the spring season. But if you have been watching the garden and landscape like I have, you've seen signs of spring for at least several weeks. The plants are starting to wake up.
Spring is heating up and the barometer of trends is no different.
The Ides of March are somehow more mysterious and more ominous than the middle of any other month.
Did you ever tell your hairstylist a secret or two? Of course you have, because we all know that the person wrapping you up in a luxurious robe and handling your tresses with tender love and care is all ears.
Several years ago, a new group of tropical hibiscus exploded onto the market with vibrant and exciting colors -- a Technicolor dream.
We are once again in the season of Lent -- a somber six weeks, which is observed by many Christians, between Ash Wednesday and Holy Thursday. According to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, this time commemorates the 40 days that Jesus spent in the desert. There he fasted, had a run-in with the devil, and emerged a changed man. Or, you might say, a carpenter went into the desert and the son of God came out.
Back when we went to the "picture show" for our movies, we saw newsreels that ended with "Time Marches On." Today time does not march; it stampedes. I did not realize it had been so long since I had tried to get around the Ole Miss campus until I went there recently. Like Mississippi State University, it has changed dramatically. We recognized a few landmarks, of course, but we could not find half of what we wanted.
Cabin fever seems to hit me earlier each year, and it doesn't help that we haven't had much of a winter the past couple of years. I already have tomato transplants ready to put in the ground even though it's still two months from the traditional last frost date here on the coast. I saw blooming annuals for sale this weekend at a local garden center. I think I'm feeling a little warm.
1. Acclaimed pianist on stage in Columbus Monday night ENTERTAINMENT
2. Being beautiful: Soak it up COLUMNS
4. Adele Elliott: Hidden COLUMNS