The Daily Journal is seeking help for a Mother’s Day story about the best and worst advice mamas have given: • Always wear clean underwear. •Remember to send thank-you notes. •Beer before liquor, never sicker. Share whatever she said that turned out to be wonderfully true or horribly ridiculous – better yet, some weird combination... Read More
This past Sunday, the Daily Journal ran a story I wrote about Tupelo’s John Armistead, and readers seemed to connect with something he’d said. • “We have to take some time. We have no time to stand still. A poor life it is if filled with cares. We have to take time to stand still,... Read More
The Mighty Daily Journal will mark the one-year anniversary of the 2014 tornado with a special issue on April 28. We’d like to hear from people in Lee and Itawamba counties who were directly affected by the tornado. That ranges from children to seniors. Maybe it could be a family project. We have three questions:... Read More
“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.” – Orson Welles. Apropos of nothing? Or everything?
My column for Saturday’s Mighty Daily Journal is about routine, and it was inspired by some technology I use for work on a regular basis. Spoiler alert: it comes out in favor of consistency. But I was walking the dogs with my wife this morning and thinking about our recent winter break from the norm.... Read More
I’m always looking for quotes, little sentences or paragraphs that point the way toward some truth about the world. Today, I came across this from Bill Murray: “Someone told me some secrets early on about living. You have to remind yourself that you can do the very best you can when you’re very, very... Read More
The blog’s been a little on the quiet side because I went south of the Alabama border to visit Jay Bell, my good friend from Bradenton-Fun-in-the-Sun-Baby-Florida. A great time was had by yours truly, and Jay didn’t seem to mind me much. I’d love to tell you all about it, but that’s tricky. I have... Read More