I wouldn’t say I’m one of those people who watches a lot of television. Of the shows I do watch, I would say I’m a diehard fan, though. For the past decade, which is scary to admit, I have been hooked on two series, one of which is Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (the other is Grey’s Ana…
Last week I had the wonderful fortune of spending a few moments on the phone with Hodding Carter III.
I received a nice letter from Donna Barksdale asking me to contribute to a new online Mississippi news service called Mississippi Today.
I wouldn’t say I’m one of those people who watches a lot of television. Of the shows I do watch, I would say I’m a diehard fan, though. For the past decade, which is scary to admit, I have been hooked on two series, one of which is Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (the other is Grey’s Anatomy, but it’s irrelevant to this column).
For decades, parents and psychologists have debated whether children should be rewarded for things they should be doing — like making good grades or even graduating.
“Black lives matter” has been shouted in recent months by groups across the United States. In every case groups chanting the invective are protesting after a black has been shot by a policeman. Of course, no one likes to see a life snuffed out under any circumstance; however, we do not always take these things in context.
In recent weeks, our newspaper pages, Internet news feeds and television news shows have been filled with talk of sexual identity and bathroom use.
The Delta, home of the blues, can capitalize on music tourism. The new Grammy Museum in Cleveland is a big step in that direction.
I shouldn’t do it, but I read the Facebook comments on the Delta Democrat-Times’ wall religiously — maybe even obsessively at times. Sometimes I get so frustrated and irritated by the comments; sometimes I cry, which drives my husband up the wall; and sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised by the community’s excitement and support of a certain project or program.
It has often been noted that dogs tend to take after their owner’s characteristics. I am going to go out on a limb and say that with the range of characters we have living in the Delta, the dogs are often more gregarious here than in other places.