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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Jimmy Reed

Lawd Glad Received

Local columnist Jimmy Reed asked his freshman composition students to write about either going back in time to change a bad mistake or to relive one of their best days, and ended up writing one for them about a meaningful fishing trip he made years ago. (April 10, 2012, Page 4)

No Matches Nationwide

Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates his recent experience with an Internet site promising matches for lonely people and the lesson he learned – sometimes you don’t need to be completely truthful. (April 3, 2012, Page 4)

How To Be A Man

Local columnist Jimmy Reed pays tribute to his high school football coach, the late Ben Ruscoe, who taught him how to be a man. (March 27, 2012, Page 4)

A Stupid, Educated Man?

Local columnist Jimmy Reed worked himself into and then out of a jam when he asked one of his creative writing classes about malapropisms, puns, quibbles, spoonerisms and Freudian slips. (March 20, 2012, Page 4)

Dey Sho’ Bit Yesdiddy

In a piece very fitting for spring break, local columnist Jimmy Reed takes us back to a fishing trip he made with his childhood mentor. (March 13, 2012, Page 4)

Let Sleeping Women Sleep

Some lessons we learn early in life; others we learn later. Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates one he learned recently about waking up – even accidentally – women on days they don’t have to get up early. (March 6, 2012, Page 4)

The Clock Will Soon Be Still

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the O’Hares, “Butch” and “Easy Eddie,” and how they both passed on a legacy of honor and courage. (February 28, 2012, Page 4)

The Old Testament In A Nutshell

What would you write if asked to do a composition relating your version of the Old Testament? Local columnist Jimmy Reed shares the story on elementary school student turned in. (February 21, 2012, Page 4)

Learn From The Birds

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about how nature – and birds, specifically – show us all about love and commitment. (February 14, 2012, Page 4)

A Wretch Like Me

John Newton made one of life’s biggest turnarounds, going from being a man involved with slavery to becoming a minister and composer of hymns. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at Newton’s life and some of his works. (February 7, 2012, Page 4)

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