2020. That can't be right, is it really the year 2020?
Back in the day, this little boy growing up on Fairley Street, often wondered what the future would be like. Well, if you're my age, let's not kid ourselves, the future has arrived! I remember a TV show called Space: 1999, starring Martin Landau. (Anyone else remember?)
The mob scenes that often accompany the shopping frenzy dubbed Black Friday are followed by the saner and what is now known as Small Business Saturday.
The point being to skip the big-box chain stores for a day, in favor of supporting our local hometown businesses.
I've always been a lover of great architecture. That love grew out of my childhood fascination with skyscrapers.
I have always thought of myself as an analytical and, okay, opinionated person. Some folks may not analyze every little event in their lives, the way I do.
But when it comes to opinions, from race to religion, from the sexes to politics, our personal beliefs and opinions are pretty much set. (Especially at my age.)
The tiny town of Leakesville, Mississippi is where my mother was born and raised. Even though I grew up in Hattiesburg, my family did live in Leakesville for a year or so, where both my parents taught school.
After returning permanently to Hattiesburg, we visited Leakesville several times a year, for plenty of reasons.
Earlier this month, I attended a lecture by television news icon Dan Rather, held at Hattiesburg's historic Saenger Theater.
The lecture was sponsored by The University of Southern Mississippi's Dale Center for the Study of War & Society.
Climate Change? Do we really believe our selfish (and sloppy) stewardship of this planet has no ill effects?By ELIJAH JONES,
The kids are back in school, football season has begun, and good-bye Labor Day. You know what that all means: in a matter of days, summer will be officially over. (According to the calendar anyway.)