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Monday, November 24, 2014

Mark Twain

What Angels Eat

Mark Twain said the Southern watermelon is king of all fruits, and local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the delicious melon – including a lesson he learned about picking the best ones out at the Farmers’ Market. (August 9, 2011, Page 4)

Living Forever

So you think you’d rather live forever? Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at that view of life and aging and questions if we really want immortality. (May 31, 2011, Page 4)

Pierced Hands

Hands are the key to the most wonderful story ever told. Local columnist Jimmy Reed explains as he takes a look at James Weldon Johnson’s “The Creation” along with the story of Christ’s birth, death and resurrection as we continue through Holy Week. (April 19, 2011, Page 4A)

Whitewashing American history hurtful to all

Do you remember the epic TV presentation “Roots” from the late-1970s? Perhaps you’ve seen it since and felt its impact. Local columnist Deidra Jackson recalls when she saw the series and wonders about how we don’t seem to have many insightful, educational and entertaining things like that to teach history to the youth of today. With political correctness and other factors, she wonders if we’re not whitewashing our history, which does no one any real good. (March 3, 2011, Page 4)

On the occasion of the 4th of July: A journey of a lifetime

Ole Miss journalism professor and guest columnist Samir Husni takes readers on his journey from childhood to now and from his homeland in Lebanon to taking the oath as a citizen of the United States as he and his family celebrate another special 4th of July. (July 1, 2010, Page 4A)

A grandfather’s message, condensed

OPINION — Local columnist Jimmy Reed asks, what message should he convey to his newest grandchild, born today? It boils down to two words: “Be yourself.”  (January 5, 2010, Page 4)

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