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“Mr. Darcy, there’s zombie-body for everybody”

English teachers take heed! Your efforts to get your students to appreciate a literary classic such as Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” is getting an assist from Hollywood this weekend with the release of the movie “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.” That’s right, all of Austen’s timeless book characters are in the movie, including the […]

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You choose where you spend your time

How many times have you said, I would love to do something, but I just don’t have time. I learned that we do have time. We make a choice on how we want to spend our time and will make time for the things that are important to us or that we enjoy. I had […]

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If I’d won the lottery, I was gonna fix my car

Did you buy a ticket for the $1.5-billion Powerball jackpot drawing? You had a better chance of seeing a baby walker setting in the middle of Highway 6 east last Wednesday morning than winning that lottery. I know. Because as I drove up the radio station hill on Highway 6 last Wednesday a baby walker […]

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“the TV signal my friend, is blowing in the wind”

Here’s my “Quote of the Week:” “When I was your age I used to have to walk across 10 feet of shag carpet just to change the channel on the television.” “And we didn’t get but one channel. Don’t walk away when I’m talking to you, I’m going to show you my carpet burns.” Children […]

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EDITORIAL

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Sports, including college football, is an opportunity and challenge to perform under great pressure. A lot was on the line during the recent December 5 ACC championship game between Clemson and North Carolina, including a chance to compete for a national championship. Late in the second quarter of that game, Clemson […]

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“Mable, hang up, I can hear you breathing in the phone”

Ready or not, here comes the Christmas Holidays. But last week’s Thanksgiving Holiday afforded me my one annual trip to the movie theater. We went to see the 24th James Bond movie, “Spectre,” starring Daniel Craig in his fourth (and maybe final) outing as 007. The fellow that spelled “Spectre” must be kin to Brett […]

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How boring, water flows downhill on Mars

As I mentioned last week, NASA scientists are as giddy as 12-year-old Taylor Swift Fan Club members  about the discovery of liquid water on Mars. And as we all know, liquid water is the best kind. I remember a Coors commercial a hundred years ago that said, “made from Rocky Mountain spring water.” And there […]

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“Boogie check!” Olden Days is really my middle name

Singer/songwriter Billy Joel said it just right in his song, “This is the Time:” “These are the times to remember, cause it will not last forever, these are the days to hold on to, but we won’t, although we’ll want to, this is the time, but time is gonna change, you’ve given me the best […]

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I say, I say son, do as I say but don’t repeat it

Radio and television talk show pioneer Art Linkletter would not be a bit surprised that kids are still “saying the darndest things.” Out of the mouths of babes comes the truth. Sometimes it stings, but lots and lots of times what kids say is funny. LittleHoots, an app, recently posted some authentic kid quotes as […]

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Armadillo, you best catch a ride on George Strait’s tour bus

If by chance someone knows somebody that works for 9 Lives Cat Food, I’ve got some info they can pass along. Raccoons love 9 Lives Cat Food. Or at least the one that was chowing down on my cat’s food in the garage the other night does. I’m sure I surprised the raccoon that night, […]

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It’s up to you, but you can look up up, or read on

Maybe Charlie Brown said it best: “I hate spelling errors. You mix up just two letters and your post is urined.” Thanks to “M” for passing along this funny take on “what’s up.” “There’s a little word in the English language that has more meanings than any other two letter word and that is “up.” […]

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Letter to the Editor

I read Edward Gibbon’s excellent history, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, early on in my life, and perhaps, should read it again in light of our own modern history. I doubt many others have read it, or even know anything about the Roman Empire, because of the current level of educational proficiency […]

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“Chris Columbus, when’s my wedding anniversary?”

The more things change the more they stay the same. How so? Well here’s the 2015 version of what momma used to tell us kids. “It’s all fun and games until someone takes a video!” I loved the good ole days when all I stood to lose was an eye. We used to tell our […]

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$100-million verses a mustard seed of faith

According to a recent story by CNN’s Heather Kelly, “the search for intelligent life in the universe is getting an injection of resources, brains and money from Silicon Valley.” The shot givers include tech investor Yuri Milner, physicist Stephen Hawking and astrophysicist and cosmologist Lord Martin Rees. Yuri? Don’t know him. I don’t know Rees […]

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