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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jimmy Reed

Nothing Frivolous About That

A writing assignment columnist Jimmy Reed gave to one of his classes turned into a look inside the creativity of youngsters and the problems that might arise in our court system. (March 30, 2010, Page 4)

Don’t Be So Judgmental!

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at government, politics and politicians through the eyes of a judge. The judge’s criticism off all going on in the country might make you wonder a bit. (March 23, 2010, Page 4)

Faustus’ Fate

EAGLE columnist Jimmy Reed uses British literature and Christopher Marlowe’s character Faustus to take a look at how pride can affect so much even in today’s world – and particularly in politics and government. (March 16, 2010, Page 4A)

Like, Whatever

Local columnist Jimmy Reed, who teaches composition and literature classes, has seen a wide variety of answers to questions, particularly bonus questions, on exams. Reed gives a few examples of some of the unusual and entertaining prose his students have offered recently. (March 9, 2010, Page 4)

I’ll Still Be An Ant

Columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at the well-know fable “The Ant and the Grasshopper” and looks into how it fits into today’s world, media and government. (February 23, 2010, Page 4)

Our Own Babylon

Columnist Jimmy Reed wonders if America is headed toward its own Babylon. What can save the country – a change in who makes the laws? (February 16, 2010, Page 4)

Freddie

Columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days learning to fly under the direction of instructor Fred Frazier back in the late 1970s. Reed valued Frazer’s flying tips and instruction so much that he eventually named his Piper Cub after Mr. Fred. (February 2, 2010, Page 4)

Black-Eyed Peas

Columnist Jimmy Reed figures we all know that you’re supposed to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck. But the Southern vegetable has different meanings for different people, even in his own family. (January 26, 2010, Page 4)

Not To Yield

Columnist Jimmy Reed opts to follow the words of Tennyson and remain “… strong in will, to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” (January 19, 2010, Page 4)

How to wash your hands

OPINION – A bout with what appeared to be a severe cold or some other virus gave columnist Jimmy Reed some time off to contemplate remedies as well as to take a closer look at the fine print in advertising and instructions for consumers. Do we need to be told everything? (January 12, 2010, Page 4A)

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