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Wednesday 02/19/2014
I spoke to history last week
Posted: February 19, 2014

Admittedly, I didn’t know who Dr. Bernard LaFayette Jr. was before I met him last week.

However, it didn’t take long for me to realize I was meeting an important person.

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Tuesday 02/04/2014
Mama didn’t raise no fool
Updated: February 06, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Today I’d like to talk about grandstanding.

Grandstanding is defined as seeking to attract applause or favorable attention from spectators or the media.

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Tuesday 01/14/2014
FYI, New Orleans is 310 miles away
Posted: January 14, 2014

Even though both of the state’s teams finished a little shy of their hopes, it’s safe to say people here love college football.

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Thursday 12/26/2013
‘Unhappy, Unhappy, Unhappy’
Posted: December 26, 2013

This paper was laid on your driveway late Christmas Eve.

You’re probably reading it Christmas morning as I watch my nephew open his presents and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with my family.

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Tuesday 12/17/2013
Ask her dad, then ask her
Updated: December 18, 2013 - 4:24 pm

I’m not an old-fashioned type by any means.

I don’t tell people that I was born in the wrong generation or that kids today have no manners (unless I’m being sarcastic).

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Tuesday 11/26/2013
Turkey is one dish best served fried
Posted: November 26, 2013

Let’s talk turkey.

I’m known for being a bit overbearing with my opinion.

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Wednesday 11/06/2013
Not today, magazine scam, not today
Posted: November 06, 2013

I heard a knock at the door during my lunch break this past week and was surprised to see two strangers there as I opened it.

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Wednesday 10/16/2013
The nerve of some kids today
Posted: October 16, 2013

I would think billboards would never go out of style.

Even in a world of smart ads targeting your last Facebook status, people still get sucked in by a good looking biscuit on the interstate or an “Eat at Joe’s” sign flashing in the distance.

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The nerve of some kids today
Updated: October 16, 2013 - 10:38 am

I would think billboards would never go out of style.

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Wednesday 09/25/2013
Video games, the threat they pose to us all
Updated: October 07, 2013 - 12:09 pm

If you haven’t seen your son in the last few days, whether he’s 17 or 37, he’s probably playing Grand Theft Auto V, which is arguably the most anticipated video game of the year.

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Tuesday 09/03/2013
Decision over Syria will probably end badly either way
Posted: September 03, 2013

This is going to be a terrible opinion column because my official opinion is, “I don’t really know,” which is fine.

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Tuesday 08/13/2013
Theaters are always fun, sometimes people are, too
Posted: August 13, 2013

Movie theater etiquette is not an inherited trait, and it’s also not as common as it used to be.

During this year’s summer movie season I’ve seen some great movies, but I’ve also run into a few folks who weren’t so great.

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Wednesday 07/24/2013
‘This next song is dedicated to Franklin Graham’
Updated: July 24, 2013 - 10:24 am

Skills are important to a developed society.

Whether it is working with your hands, language skills or some rare talent — being able to do things can downright come in handy.

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Wednesday 07/03/2013
The South joins the rest of the country
Posted: July 03, 2013

The United States Supreme Court was busy last week.

The nine justices ruled on two separate cases involving gay marriage and more locally, voted in favor of a case presented by our own Shelby County.

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Wednesday 06/12/2013
Who are the world’s most annoying drivers?
Posted: June 12, 2013

I don’t speed usually, but when I’m on a road trip, I make good time.

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