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Anyone who reads this column with any sort of regularity knows of my devotion to the Weather Channel, which I refer to as my “Home Channel,” and my other realization that the Weather Channel really comes alive for you, once you know people from other states, other parts of this country, and other countries of the world.
They may not be here for long, but the freeze from Memphis to Canada put ‘em here long enough to fill the freezer. It’s a crying shame to have to get your fill of waterfowling in Mississippi in just a few days. It seems though, at least in my part of the world, that this is what it has come to.
A lot of Mississippians are happy with our existing state of affairs. Indeed, we are the most religious and generous state in the nation. We have great hunting and fishing, little pollution, great weather and plenty of room.
In February, I will be 80. Only because of decent health and a continuing supply of entertaining friends, I do not consider this a catastrophe.
The 2017 season of advent is over. Christians have celebrated the birth of Jesus by remembering and reliving through holy scripture the events of His entrance into our world and by praising God for His greatest gift.
The New Orleans Saints were in a funk. For three straight seasons, they won seven games and lost nine. In the NFL, that classifies as a rut, a bad rut.
So how did they get out of the rut in this magical season that has seen them win 11 regular season games, the NFC South Division title and a first-round playoff game?
‘Twas the week before Christmas and I went to my church,
But I felt lonely, so turned away with a lurch.
And that’s when I felt a soft tug on my sleeve.
You’ll miss next Sunday, and that’ll be Christmas Eve.
A Christmas service, I didn’t think I could face;
Too soon I’d drive alone on up the Natchez Trace.
My ideas for this column come to me in many ways. Some topics are born as I witness some occurrence from nature like geese migrating, owls hooting, or leaves falling. Other inspirations come from friends and colleagues that bring a particular subject to me for consideration.
Sometimes someone plans something nice for you, but they don’t realize just how wonderful it is going to be. And sometimes people respond in a kind intentional way, though they have no knowledge of just how much this kindness is going to mean to you.