There’s something to this season of giving thing. Certainly there should be, since this is the time of year we celebrate God sending the ultimate gift into the world in the form of a little bundle of joy…with joy taking on more meaning in this case than we mortals can fully fathom. On the local […]

Yum. Post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches. Sometimes the leftovers can be as good, if not better, than the main course. Kinda like our Republican presidential contest. Sometimes the left-outs can be as good, if not better, than the frontrunners. Have you bothered, lately, to listen to left-out-of-the-last-primetime-debate candidate Gov. Chris Christie? He’s been very impressive. Speaking of […]

Oxford’s status as a town of note long ago fixed itself in the profiles of important Mississippi places, steeped in the literature and culture of the Deep South from its founding in 1837, its name calculated to make it attractive for a university like its namesake in the United Kingdom. The university came just 11 […]

The willingness of Tupelo and Lee County residents to step up to the plate and get involved to help build their community isn’t just a chapter within the Tupelo Story – it’s on every page. That spirit of unity and of working together to accomplish a greater goal for the city, county and region is […]

If you’re cringing this Thanksgiving at the homicidal youth gang that calls itself the Islamic State, you might consider the narratives of three young people in the Middle East who are trying to make a positive difference. The killers and fanatics may get the headlines, but these three represent an untold part of the story. […]

Salute the flag; Hail, State I’ve always been a much bigger fan of the Rebels than the Bulldogs. That has changed since the Rebels decided to haul down the state flag. President Mark Keenum at Mississippi State had it exactly right when he said that he supported changing the flag but it was the state […]

I’m not much of a club joiner, but I faithfully live out and wholeheartedly support the mission of one particular organization of which I’ve been a dedicated member for over half a century – the Clean Plate Club. Yes, there are a lot of meetings involved – at least three times a day, sometimes more […]

Surely he’s finally gone and done it now. Donald Trump, insulter extraordinaire, was bound to cross a line too far. Two days before Thanksgiving, he made many people feel nostalgic for the merely obnoxious Trump when he mocked a reporter with a physical disability, displaying a level of cruelty and meanness heretofore only suspected. Not […]

Give thanks this day for some indirect blessings of liberty, including the behavior-beyond-satire of what are generously called institutions of higher education. People who are imprecisely called educators have taught, by their negative examples, what intelligence is not. Melissa Click is the University of Missouri academic who shouted “I need some muscle over here” to […]