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Mississippi’s Ends and Means Committee

Well, it finally happened. After over one hundred twenty years, the official flag of the state of Mississippi will be changed. I should be overjoyed since I have been a proponent of this change for many years, but I’m not. Not now. Not this way. For those not in the know, the Mississippi state flag […]

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I’m pickin’ up cinder blocks on the way home…

Wife and I were taking a night out on the town to celebrate our twenty-first anniversary. We had chosen one of the three nice restaurants that we have in town. It was not a difficult decision. One of the places likes to push the coat issue, and our anniversary is in June. I am not […]

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Gimme that ole time religion…*

Mississippi has a long history of doing things its own way, and we have been the butt of many jokes because of it. I used to resent the jokes because so many people do not know what it is like to live in Mississippi, what it means to be a Mississippian. Now, however, even I […]

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שְׁכִינָה, indeed.

Southern Christianity, in my experience, is quite fundamentalist (or Fundamentalist, if you prefer) in its outlook, and though I might wish that I could say that these beliefs are foreign to me, they are not. I was reared in the church, the Southern protestant church, that is, yet over the years, I have come to […]