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“It’s over,” my sainted wife woefully proclaims to me every year, usually around a day or two before Thanksgiving.  “What is, dear?” I reply, not taking my eyes … more
In Ecclesiastes, an Old Testament book supposedly written by King Soloman 2,500 years ago:“Meaningless, meaningless. Utterly meaningless. Everything is meaningless,” mourns the king.This … more
Friends, we are 360 odd days from New Year’s Day 2022 and, I am sad to report, I still do not have six pack abs. To be honest, that always felt like more of a 2023 kind of resolution. New … more
I just walked into the house from attending the Tishomingo 2022 Christmas parade. It was a great parade for a small town and brought back so many memories from when I was teaching at Tishomingo High … more
We are basically one week until Christmas here in Northeast Mississippi. For those of you who don’t regularly work in the local criminal courts, it’s the time of year where the lyrics to … more
Last Friday, as it does every first Friday in December, beautiful, crime-free Iuka, Mississippi held its annual Christmas parade. The temperature was downright mild and the rain held off. We have had … more
I spent my Thanksgiving holidays like I do most years: watching a soccer game being played in a small Middle Eastern country. That’s a joke. I don’t watch soccer … ever. I prefer … more
Today I am getting off a plane on the west coast, eager to spend Thanksgiving with my daughter’s family. Although I visit often, it’s been years since the whole family has been together. … more
I have committed a sin. One that, in the South, is barely forgivable. Even though I am a former season ticket holder to Ole Miss, my two boys have never been to an SEC football game. Now that they … more
Well, it’s time for Autumn poems to come to an end since we are into November, overnight lows are in the 20s, and Thanksgiving is next week! But before we end this I need to remind you that the … more
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