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Monday, September 1, 2014

Local Columnists

Savoring nature — a bigger, more magical world

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the wonders of nature and how it would be great if everyone had the time and opportunity to see that part of the world. (August 29, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Dey Might Bite

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed shares a fishing tale, of sorts, and a lesson he learned from his mentor. (August 26, 2014, Page 4)

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      Gamble No More

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes on a lesson he learned — about gambling and its costs — from his childhood mentor, Jaybird. (August 19, 2014, Page 4)

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        Had … Bad

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a lesson learned the hard way as he tells the story of the time he and his brother — sort of — jumped on a train and ended up having to be saved by Jaybird. (August 12, 2014, Page 4)

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          Climate change and women

          Climate change will affect women more than men. Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at that contention as he wonders about the uninformed and informed debating the issue. (August 7, 2014, Page 4)

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            Sumpin’ To Look Forward To

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about perspective and how looking ahead usually makes things look better. (August 5, 2014, Page 4)

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              Reading assignment for members of Congress

              Local columnist T.J. Ray writes a letter to members of the Mississippi Congressional delegation urging them to read a couple of books by Saul Alinsky to see if they’re following any of the guidelines Alinsky wrote about. (July 30, 2014, Page 4)

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                Don’t Never Listen To Women

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a confrontation with a kitten sparked by his daughters’ requests to save the animal. (July 29, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Death O’ Fear

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about life lessons and beliefs and expresses gratitude in learning early in life to stand up for what he believes in. (July 22, 2014, Page 4)

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                    What’s up, Doc?

                    As a longtime educator with multiple degrees, local columnist T.J. Ray still gets called “Doctor” from time to time. “Dr.” or “Doc” is a term, he writes, that should show respect for knowledge and ability of someone doing something, not just for an education gained. (July 21, 2014, Page 4)

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