I am home now, processing what has happened in our country. But my last week spent in France, I was in Paris, the cherry on the sundae, the crescendo of a wonderful visit. One day I walked past the Bataclan on Boulevard Voltaire. It was a year ago this week that 89 people were killed […]

President-elect Donald Trump’s choosing school-voucher advocate Betsy DeVos for secretary of education should be met with skepticism and perhaps outright opposition from advocates who have fought tooth and nail to gain and retain adequate funding for public schools. DeVos, a billionaire and philanthropist by way of the Amway home products fortune, is a social activist […]

I’m a bit of a television-aholic. Well, more than a bit. I haven’t even attended my first meeting. But I am taking it one day at a time. Instead of a 12-step program, I’m just trying to finish up all 12-plus seasons of “Dallas.” I grew up watching more black and white than most kids […]

(Some people) have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy.” – Abraham Maslow “To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child’s delight added to your own – this is happiness.” – J.B. Priestley “It is […]

“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord.” More than three centuries ago, the Pilgrims, after a year of hardship and peril, humbly and reverently set aside a special day upon which to give thanks to God for their preservation and for the good harvest from the virgin soil upon which they […]

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III. Doesn’t that sound like a fictional Confederate character in a Broadway play about the Civil War? Well it isn’t. The real Jeff (as he is called) Sessions is a Republican senator from Alabama who has been nominated as the next attorney general of the United States by President-elect Donald Trump. Since […]

President-elect Donald Trump says Brandon Victor Dixon, the actor who currently plays Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” should apologize for his tacky lecturing of Vice-President-elect Mike Pence about diversity and the “fear” of people like himself, an African-American, about a Trump-Pence administration. Conservatives are denouncing the incident. Some are calling for a boycott […]

American history fades from our knowledge The first time I saw Jay Leno’s segment when he would walk the streets and ask questions like: Who is the Vice President? Do you think Sarah Palin is a good choice for Obama’s running mate? Who was the first president of the US? The answers were unbelievable: ‘Don’t […]

The Family Resource Center formally entered a new, expanded phase of work and mission this week with an open house whose guest of honor was Mississippi First Lady Deborah Bryant. The Tupelo-based FRC has operated on Magazine Street near Mill Village for 24 years, with thousands of clients using its family-focused services to deal with […]