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Friday, November 28, 2014

Jimmy Reed

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)

Sumpin’ To Look Forward To

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about perspective and how looking ahead usually makes things look better. (August 5, 2014, Page 4)

Don’t Never Listen To Women

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a confrontation with a kitten sparked by his daughters’ requests to save the animal. (July 29, 2014, Page 4A)

Death O’ Fear

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about life lessons and beliefs and expresses gratitude in learning early in life to stand up for what he believes in. (July 22, 2014, Page 4)

Disappearing Insurance

Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a valuable lesson he learned early in life: much of the unhappiness in the world could be cured if lazy folks would find something to do and working folks would find nothing to do. (July 15, 2014, Page 4)

That $20

Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story he heard from his group of storytellers about a boxing match between fighters from two rival towns and how one of the boxers had to work extra to get his desired outcome. (July 8, 2014, Page 4)

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