One of the highlights to have been included in this year's Pilgrimage was an Architectural History Walking Tour of Southside by Ken P'Pool, retired deputy state historic preservation officer and longtime head of the Division of Historic Preservation for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
It would be so easy to pull up a chair and sit by the window and do nothing all day long except watch bluebirds fly in and out of the bluebird box or watch swallowtail butterflies flit here and there on the wild cherry tree.
And yet, many of us still believe. Meaning the ones who whine how the "fake news" is being mean to Trump when they call him to account for bungling the coronavirus pandemic. Meaning the ones who think the real illness is "Trump Derangement Syndrome": an inability to appreciate the genius of a man who is, as presidents go, "the best one we've had." Quoth Joanne, a reader from Ohio.
As our community, state, nation, and world face the current pandemic, I feel we must all focus inward toward our local communities and work together to get through this. As founder and CEO of the Eat With Us Group I never dreamed I would face the situation we are in now.
By now the tropes have become almost typical. Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus, drumming up irrational fears in the media, and causing an economic meltdown, all in hopes of bringing down the president.
It's only been a couple of weeks since Americans have been "sheltering at home," yet some folks are already showing signs of discontent.
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