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Friday, April 25, 2014

T.J. Ray

The Road of the Samaritan

Remember the story of the Good Samaritan. Local columnist T.J. Ray reminds readers of the story and tells how we can be good  Samaritans locally by helping with local organizations such as The Pantry. (December 20, 2011, Page 4A)

‘A dollar a day, three hots and a flop’

The Civilian Conservation Corps was a helpful program in its day, and local columnist T.J. Ray wonders if we might not need – in light of how people are dealing with needs and have feelings of entitlement – to try something like that again. (December 15, 2011, Page 4)

Should political parties be dissolved?

Local columnist T.J. Ray passes along an article and poem printed back in 1949 and follows it by wondering if political parties, both the Democrats and Republicans, are to blame for things and maybe should be dissolved. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)

My government recognizes me – well, sort of

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes to show that his government does know who he is with the recent “prize” he received in the mail. (November 24, 2011, Page 4A)

Keeping that want of wonder

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes to say that we all should work to overcome the fact that the speed of life today seems to leave us little time to wonder. (November 17, 2011, Page 4)

Advice to those elected

Local columnist T.J. Ray congratulates all of the candidates who won in Tuesday’s general election and then passes along several bits of advice as they get set to take office or continue in the one they already held. (November 10, 2011, Page 4)

Rights or privileges?

Do we have rights? Or are lots of things we consider rights just privileges? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at those questions and others when it comes to rights and Constitutional rights. (November 3, 2011, Page 4)

Peace and quiet

Local columnist T.J. Ray, who spent four decades teaching English, looks at changes in language over the years as well as the amount of noise that enters into our lives, probably without us realizing it. (October 18, 2011, Page 4)

Savoring the faces that matter

Local columnist T.J. Ray offers a friendly suggestion: spend less time worrying about your face and more time appreciating and savoring the faces that you meet. (October 7, 2011, Page 4A)

Eminent domain initiative measure

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about personal property, eminent domain and the initiative that will be on the ballot in Mississippi in November concerning that issue. (September 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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