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“Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it” – Winston Churchill.

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Mother’s day is upon us, and the flower stores are sold out accordingly. For those among us prone to forget the holiday, our trip to the sold out flower store may be rescheduled to a Sunday stroll through the candle section at Walmart. When I wander down that home-goods aisle, I am perplexed…

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Could you tell a story with only six words? The constraint limits your options, but it increases the value of your words. Thinking deeply is required. 

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How the heck can a person / Go to work in the morning / Come home in the evening / And have nothing to say? – John Prine:  Angel from Montgomery.

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When the pandemic began, restaurants were among the very first businesses to take a hit.

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Don Quixote de la Mancha: One of the most influential pieces of literature, considered by scholars to be a masterpiece in character building through story telling. Once the second most translated book in the world, it is a rotund novel nearly 800 pages in length. It is more verbose than a di…

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Oh how we marvel at the ways of children, as if we forgot we once were children too. – With Spring having arrived, communities of hibernating home-bodies are crawling out of their caves in droves. Lordly bears emerge slim from their hard rock hotels and survey the land. Cardinals, Warblers a…

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A few weeks ago, in the middle of the all the other running around I did throughout Lincoln County (you might have seen me), I managed to make my way out to the Lincoln County Fairgrounds for the “Meet the Candidate” event, which was sponsored by Lincoln County Libertarians.

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When I awoke last night to a scutter on the roof-top, I was thankful. I had lain, dreaming that I was sitting on the porch at Grandpa’s, looking out across the yard, at elephants. As elephants are not native to north Mississippi where my late grandfather lived (what he was late for and why i…

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The conflict in Ukraine unfortunately continues to rage on with Putin and the Russian army relentlessly attacking cities across Ukraine with absolutely no regard for human life. This is not a fight between military forces. This is a brutal attack on Ukrainian men, women and children. There i…