It's true that George H.W. Bush was the last president from The Greatest Generation. This week, commentators have pointed out that when Bill Clinton defeated Bush for a second term, Clinton's youth was a big plus.
The deciduous trees let go their leaves, the foliage folded into nothingness and the cold descended like the night sky.
On Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, we buried my step father-in-law.
It has long been a scientific dream: to inoculate people against terrible diseases before they're born.
To say you spent a day in the woods with a woodcutter sounds like the opening lines of a folk tale.
On departure for the G-20 gathering in Buenos Aires, President Donald Trump canceled his planned weekend meeting with Vladimir Putin, citing as his reason the Russian military's seizure and holding of three Ukrainian ships and 24 sailors.
Tonight, a month or so after the shootings at a synagogue in Pennsylvania (remember those? I didn't think so.), I went to an "interfaith memorial service" at a synagogue about five minutes from my house in a midsized Massachusetts city.
No one even knows how many girls there were.
It is a rare and very poignant image. A lady photographed as a slave in Columbus circa 1860.
Pending approval by the Columbus City Council and the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors, the Columbus-Lowndes Airport will be "under new management," as the saying goes.
Ask any elected official in Mississippi if people living in rural areas deserve the same quality of life as people living in cities and you will probably get a quick "yes" but, that isn't what current state policy says.
Colleges and universities are supposed to be places where curiosity is developed and intellectual debate in encouraged. But with each passing day, it appears that the debate part of the equation is limited in favor of indoctrination, or at a minimum, silence.
Since its completion in 1984, efforts to maximize the benefits of the Tenn-Tom Waterway have focused heavily on increasing commercial traffic and, of course, recreational opportunities.
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