January 17, 2013 Things move pretty fast here in rural north central Mississippi. Just 446 days after the Courthouse burned, the citizens of my little county are voting– in a non-binding referendum– on whether to restore or to replace the crappy old Courthouse.We’ve been debating this– and by “we” I mean the county supervisors and
Lots of grumbling out there this morning about Firefox. I like Firefox. But I like the First Amendment more.Anywhooo… A modern classic, wouldn’t you say? (James Finn Garner. Macmillan Publishing Company, New York. 1994.) When they were first written, the stories on which the following tales are based certainly served their purpose– to entrench the
I have not commented on the rash of food thefts this past weekend. Daughter C tells me it happened at the Kroger in Starkvegas– although the Walmarts in Louisiana are getting all of the attention. The lack of shame in some corners of “society” is despicable. But as I try my darnedest to stay upbeat, I
Last January a fellow named Jonathan Jarvis gave a public address at State. We went. Here’s what I had to say about the talk and Jarvis. “National Parks and American Values: A Field Guide” The National Park Service is nearing its centennial! Look forward between now and 2016 to a massive advertising campaign targeting young
It’s that time of year. I am behind schedule.So here’s an idea to mull over while I try to catch up. From an upcoming (still draft) post: If you’re feeling anti-anti-social (i.e., want to interact with real people, not your phone) and want to be really sociable, here are some ideas from Group Socials for
I am pleased to report that thanks to Mr. Big Food’s unrelenting efforts in a small space of 50 square feet and wall heights ranging from 8-10 feet the prison-striped wall paper is history! As you may recall, there is no law (Yet? That I’m aware of?) forbidding home owners from affixing wall paper to
The National Park Service is nearing its centennial! Look forward between now and 2016 to a massive advertising campaign targeting young Americans– seems the kids from the cities just aren’t going to our National Parks in droves as they once did. If that trend continues, it would spell disaster for Retailers of Gear. Remember the
And none too soon! I bought three crappy old books at the bookstore that kept me from loosing my mind. Two were over priced by my standards– $7 & $10– but were definitely worth it. The one that was 98¢ is worth about 9800¢ to me. Funny what folks value, isn’t it?