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The aftermath of Harvey turned the rich, alluvial soils of the Mississippi delta into a quagmire. Cotton, heavy with unopened bolls, became a tangled mat. Corn that was more than 12 feet tall barely reached your knee in height. Water was halfway up the stalk on soybeans in the swags and tail diches.
I don’t always believe stories from Mississippi Power or from its parent Southern Company about the Kemper Lignite Plant. But when I do, it’s because I’ve been kidnapped, tortured, drugged, and forced to watch endless video loops of CNN and MSNBC and Chris Mathews. (Apologies to The Most Interesting Man in the World and Dos Equis beer.)
Belhaven University’s Hill Denson recently became the eighth Mississippi baseball coach chosen for induction into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. And, yes, this is an award that usually comes after a coach retires.
I talked with Ann Hibbs for two hours this afternoon, remembering Rod. She told of his motivational tactics with her: “Ann, here’s a list of things the regional vice president is supposed to do. Do them and you will be the best RVP Southern Region has ever had.”
It all begins with a snowflake. Somewhere in the northern Colorado high country near Grizzly Creek and Little Grizzly Creek, the first warm days of spring begin to soften the snow that has accumulated for months. Pristine droplets of water begin to slowly trickle into a mountain meadow. One by one, drop by drop, they merge together.
The dinging telephone was like an electric shock. I jumped awake but it took me a couple of minutes to realize where I was and come to my senses. When I did pick up the phone it was hard to understand the message.
“Velcome to Hung Kung. This is your six o’clock vake up kull.”