In 1955, then-Sen. John F. Kennedy wrote his Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Profiles in Courage,” while recovering from a spinal operation. He had long been interested in statesmen who had shown great political courage in the face of constituent pressures. One of the statesmen he wrote about was Oxford resident Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar. (August 6, 2010, Page 3B)
Childhood passes quickly, especially through the eyes of parent and Oxford EAGLE columnist Leah Miller. (August 6, 2010, Page 1B)
Oxford EAGLE writer recounts the legend and possible treasure of Chickasaw Chief Toby Tubby. (July 30, 2010, Page 3B)
With the skill and a passion for working with wood, Tom Lutken has been building a gazebo on the late William Faulkner’s property. (July 30, 2010, Page 1B)
In this week’s Oxford Generations column, Marie Barnard, writes about the aggravation of joining a social networking. (July 30, 2010, Page 1B)
In this week’s Generations column, Oxford EAGLE writer Ryan Miller describes the anticipation he feels as he waits on the arrival of his first child. (July 23, 2010, Page 1B)
Announcement of the awarding of the Nobel Prize for Literature to William Faulkner came on Nov. 10, 1950.
Under the title “I Know William Faulkner,” his friend, mentor and fellow Oxonian, Phil Stone, wrote in the Nov. 16 issue of the Oxford EAGLE about his lifelong friendship with the now world famous author. Noted New York critic, scholar and translator, Stark Young, also of Oxford, took exception to this statement. (July 23, 2010, Page 3B)
After the Fourth of July, I usually say to Mother Nature: “Just let ‘er rip.”
This year, however, she started a wee bit too early for me. Granted, we have had nearly enough rain so far, but the next week bodes a really dry one.
So between sipping iced tea in the shade and dragging the snarled hose around, I leave a little time for pondering some of these truisms of nature. (July 23, 2010, Page 2B)
As each artist puts his or her signature on their art work, sushi chef Kobchai “Joe” Timrattsmna marks his original sushi creations with a specially carved, fan-shaped apple slice.
“It is my style,” he said while working on a sunshine roll at Two Stick recently. (July 23, 2010, Page 1B)
Joanne Wilkinson describes a place that is one her favorite places, the Oxford public library. Read why Wilkinson feels that Oxford’s library is both welcoming and innovative. (July 16, 2010, Page 1B)