California Dreaming on such wintry days

Temperatures in Mississippi over the past week have been cold enough to freeze mercury, which has prompted a few of my friends and me to reminisce of a trip in the California sunshine with dreams of planning another.
[Read more...]

A humorous reunion of new friends

Worlds collided in Philadelphia last Saturday night in the best sense possible.
[Read more...]

Going back in time with paper ballots

It feels like we’re going somewhat backwards, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
[Read more...]

Some history with these town elections

This year’s municipal elections will feature a lot of history in Calhoun County.
[Read more...]

Lots and lots of memories with these 11

There weren’t any tears, mostly just smiles, lots of hugs, and a whole lot of seniors.
[Read more...]

One snow day plenty good enough for me

I remember the excitement of a snow day – that sleepless night leading into it when the weatherman promised snow and every hour I would jump out of the bed and race to the window to see if there was any progress, all with the hopes of school being canceled.
[Read more...]

Opted for New Year’s oysters over greens, peas

Southern tradition calls for a New Year’s Day meal of turnip greens to help bring you cash, black eyed peas for coins, pork chops for health, and cornbread, because you should probably eat cornbread with every meal.
[Read more...]

Parents hooked me on old time Christmas

Black and white movies, live or white Christmas trees, and the classic carols sung by those famed entertainers who passed their prime long before I was born, continue to dominate my Christmas season.
[Read more...]

Finding the good in 2020

I think it’s safe to say 2020 isn’t going to go down as one of the best years in the eyes of most people. We’ve experienced more than our share of heartache here in Calhoun County, especially these last couple weeks.
[Read more...]

I will miss my friend Dudley

The call wasn’t unexpected, but there was still a biting finality to the news that my friend Dudley Davis had passed away last weekend.
[Read more...]