M. Scott Morris

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M. Scott Morris is an award-winning feature writer and columnist, and has worked at the Mighty Daily Journal since 1996. If you've got a story idea about an interesting person, place or thing, he'd love to hear about it.

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Stories Written by M. Scott Morris

Does it seem strange that the season of giving comes after our time of gratitude? Maybe Thursday’s counting of blessings makes us more big-hearted and willing to give. This is a little early, dear reader, but I hope you’re already in a giving mood. During a Mighty Daily Journal planning meeting, Judy McGhee’s Christmas story […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal When they call a movie “Dumb and Dumber To,” they mean it. This brainless, foolish, absurd, dopey, half-witted, silly, mindless and entertaining sequel to 1994’s “Dumb and Dumber” once again stars Jim Carrey as Lloyd Christmas and Jeff Daniels as Harry Dunne, a pair of mentally challenged men on […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – Ideas are relatively easy to come by, but good ideas are a different story. “When you’re brainstorming, it’s usually the 25th idea that does it, not the first, second or third,” said Sarah Frances Hardy, an Oxford-based children’s book writer and illustrator. “You have to get through […]

Earlier this week, I wrote about the rituals Mississippi State fans do to help their team. One guy has worn the same polo shirt and blue jeans on game day since the season began, and a woman is compelled to provide fried chicken for every game. Another guy hopes the MSU-decorated cookies and cupcakes from […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal With “Interstellar,” director Christopher Nolan has delivered upon the moviegoing world a piece of visionary science fiction. He and his brother and writing partner, Jonathan Nolan, imagine a future where the air we breathe changes, food becomes scarce and blight attacks more crops each year. Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) was […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Before the No. 1-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs face the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, fans have their own ways of getting ready for the big game. Pontotoc resident Andy McGregor will take extra care with his laundry. “I have to wear the same polo shirt every Saturday,” he said. […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OKOLONA – At one time in his life, Michael Stafford was forced to play golf. He worked for his brother, who had a standing game, and Stafford was expected to participate each week. “He gave me a set of clubs and I played with him and I hated it,” […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Some pieces left behind by artist Van Bristow aren’t long for this world. During the 1960s, Bristow took his tools to the downstairs of American Legion Post 49, where he painted cartoon characters that had represented the U.S. military over the years. Most would recognize Beetle Bailey, […]

About two decades ago, I was looking up one word when I came across another. I’d really like to know what word I was searching for, because it’d make for a better story. The brain cell with that information didn’t survive my 20s, so whatever you read today will be flawed in some way. Not […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal LOS ANGELES – Ashley Dulaney will be a potential girlfriend on Sunday and a prostitute in January. A 2005 alumna of Tupelo High School, Dulaney will appear on the Fox TV show “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. “I’m excited. It was a fun show to be on,” 27-year-old […]