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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Jimmy Reed

Gittin’ Sumpin’ Fuh Nuttin’

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a dream he had about government debt and spending and how it affected a hog farmer he knew in years past. (October 21, 2014, Page 4)

Thou Art

Local columnist Jimmy Reed gives an inside look at how things go at the beginning of the semester in a creative writing course he teaches. Reed teaches students early on that they need to write tight before they can write right. (October 14, 2014, Page 4)

On The Inside

Local columnist Jimmy Reed, in observing some of his students, is reminded of a lesson he learned years before about how people can be beautiful where it really counts — on the inside. (October 7, 2014, Page 4)

Hit’s De Principle

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls many of the lessons his childhood mentor, Jaybird, gave him about saving and spending wisely. He’s tried to pass that on to his children and others, noting that “Hit’s de principle.” (September 23, 2014, Page 4)

Youth Shows But Half

Local columnist Jimmy Reed looks at getting older and examines some want ads which use interesting terms to describe some of our elderly — er, more mature — citizens. (September 16, 2014, Page 4)

The Generosity Of Gander

Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of the generosity of the people of Gander, Newfoundland, when planes were directed to their airport on 9/11 — and the return of generosity by the passengers on Delta Flight 15. (September 9, 2014, Page 4)

Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

Local columnist Jimmy Reed looks back at some of the Bible stories he used to read to his mentor, Jaybird, and how some of them seem to relate to the connection between peace and the ability to wage war. (September 2, 2014, Page 4)

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)

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)

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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