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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Jimmy Reed

Good Gossip

Bad gossip and good storytelling share, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, a characteristic that makes one more injurious and the other more interesting. Reed relates a recent discussion with some of his students and makes the point that there’s no such thing as good gossip. (January 4, 2011, Page 4)

Naturalness

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about a friend and former student to show a trait he’s resolving to try to take on in 2011 – naturalness. (December 28, 2010, Page 4)

Courage

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about one of the most courageous people he’s ever known – his Italian grandmother – and shows how her courage and actions, particularly at Christmas, inspired so many. (December 21, 2010, Page 4)

Faith

Local columnist and college instructor Jimmy Reed talks about ways he works to help improve his students’ vocabularies and ends up taking a deeper look into Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt and how that helps show a definition of faith. (December 14, 2010, Page 4)

Thankfulness

The Christmas holidays are a time, if there is any during the year, when we need to be thankful for all we have in our country. Local columnist Jimmy Reed points out that today’s date (the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entrance into World War II) and Christmas mark notable times in our country’s history and in it becoming the nation it is today, and urges all of us to keep an attitude of thankfulness. (December 7, 2010, Page 4)

Understanding

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at motives and how they’re often influenced by self-interest, and suggests that we turn to love and understanding before we make decisions and comments. (November 30, 2010, Page 4)

Indifference

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the horror of Dachau prison and the Holocaust, and warns that the danger to humans is not hate – but actually indifference. (November 23, 2010, Page 4)

The Human Spirit

Local columnist Jimmy Reed brings to readers the work of one of his Northwest Mississippi Community College students as James McCullar writes about how the human spirit can help us overcome adversity and how we should never give up. (November 16, 2010, Page 4A)

Out of the Mouth of Babes

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some humorous questions and comments grandchildren give to grandparents. (November 9, 2010, Page 4)

Keeping It Simple

Championship basketball coach John Wooden’s book “Wooden on Leadership” reminds local columnist Jimmy Reed about how his father used to teach the same basic lesson for life – that taking care of the small things and keeping it simple help take care of the big things. (November 2, 2010, Page 4)

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