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Jimmy Reed

Do The Hard Part First

Local columnist – and college teacher – Jimmy Reed talks about his father’s advice and how he makes that his annual New Year’s Resolution: to do, and to teach others to do, the hard part first. (December 27, 2011, Page 4)

The Final Journey

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes us back in history and on the “final journey” as the three wise men follow the star to find the Christ child. (December 20, 2011, Page 4A)

The Prince of Peace

With Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Christ just days away, local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the thoughts of many, including Albert Einstein, who do not accept or understand the story of the Prince of Peace. (December 13, 2011, Page 4)

Sleeping Giant

Wednesday marks the 70th anniversary of “the day that will live in infamy,” the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at the event with closer looks at some involved – his father and also Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. (December 6, 2011, Page 4)

Greatness

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about greatness, that combination of preparation, coaching and desire that makes players and teams excel, and relates it to life. (November 29, 2011, Page 4)

Flying The Pup

Nothing drives some men more than ego which, as local columnist Jimmy Reed points out in a story about his early days as a licensed pilot, isn’t always a bad thing – unless it’s inflated. (November 15, 2011, Page 4)

The Blank Check

Local columnist Jimmy Reed salutes the veterans who have written a blank check for their country, telling the story of Col. Joe Kittinger who risked his life testing pressure suits for astronauts in 1960. (November 8, 2011, Page 4)

The Child Who Never Was

Jimmy Reed writes to tell a story about a young girl named Sally who makes several decisions that affect her and others lives, including the child who never was. (November 1, 2011, Page 4)

No Match For Corn

Local columnist Jimmy Reed, who teaches British literature, found out recently that many of  his students are much more attuned to corny humor than the writings of William Shakespeare. (October 25, 2011, Page 4)

Corduroy Horror

Adolescence, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, is a troubling time. And, he adds, if one falls in love during that time, it can be terrifying. He recalls a story from his past which shows how our feelings and reach all extremes. (October 18, 2011, Page 4)

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