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.
On Sept. 22 at Sim Scott Community Center, city councilman Kabir Karriem addressed a "Men of Color" meeting organized by county supervisor Leroy Brooks to address the "crisis" facing the city of Columbus.
This isn't supposed to happen. In fact, as recently as a few years ago, the general consensus is that it could never happen.
Years ago a teacher tried to explain the American attitude toward work.
"When did eating naturally become alternative?" It was a weekend to rest and study homesteading arts in a place not unlike the Prairie house only I would not do laundry or cook or even make my bed. I left my laptop and chose instead to take a notebook and a pen.
James Lull was a Vermont born, Philadelphia trained architect who was responsible for many of most impressive buildings in mid-19th century Columbus.
Maybe this has happened to you. You drive past a stand of trees in a field or down a particular city street -- you've been going that way for years -- and then one afternoon after a late afternoon rainstorm the warm light and clean air transforms the familiar into something magical and almost unrecognizable. It's like being reintroduced to a person or place you haven't seen in a long time. Happened to me recently.
What if the rule "use it or lose it" extended to voting?
This week, a group called "Mississippi for Cannabis" filed a petition seeking a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in the state.
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