The turkey has seen better days. But then, he was a loner when I rescued him from a parking lot in Meridian or somewhere in that vicinity several years ago.
One of the first songs I remember my mother ever playing on the piano was “Sentimental Journey,” a jazz standard made popular by Doris Day around the time the Second World War ended.
Gonna take a sentimental journey.
Gonna set my heart at ease.
Gonna make a sentimental journey.
To renew old memories.
While I make no claim to being a prophet, a seer, a soothsayer, or even flat-out smart, I can predict with utmost confidence what will be on the minds of the approximately 70,000 men and women of the Navy and Marine Corps who will be at sea or in port overseas on Thanksgiving Day: food and home.
Okay, it’s been a minute since you’ve heard from me. That wasn’t by design. Life, as I’m sure each of you experiences, gets in the way. I don’t mean to imply that there haven’t been a few hours here and there over the last couple months that couldn’t banged something out. There has. However, I’ve needed those rare moments to recharge.
One of my favorite aspects of journalism is getting to meet interesting people. That does not mean, of course, that every interview is interesting.
I’m not certain whether it’s a bragging point, or if I deserve demerits, but I once fell asleep while interviewing then-U.S. Senator Bill Frist, of Tennessee.
Do you feel stressed over work, finances, health, or the state of our country?
I easily get worked up over traffic in Hattiesburg or some tweet that appears on my iPhone.
When my home WiFi is insufficient or out of order, my family suddenly becomes a discombobulated and irritated bunch, snarky and sour to each other.
There are two holidays in the record store year. After the massive celebration that is Record Store Day in April, we put a little spin during this season with RSD Black Friday this week.
I've always been a lover of great architecture. That love grew out of my childhood fascination with skyscrapers.