FEATURES COLUMNIST: What does heaven smell like?
From Fruit Loops to corn dogs to leather, everyone has a different idea of that heaven will smell like.
FEATURES COLUMNIST: Insomnia leads you to the strangest places
For millenia, residents of an isolated island have held the world at bay.
FEATURES COLUMNIST: Some things I just dont apologize for
To the person who felt so strongly about my driving that you rolled down your window and made an obscene gesture at me on Interstate 16 … I don’t apologize.
FEATURES COLUMN: Mrs. Olson would be proud
It’s a wonder I didn’t drink coffee earlier in life, considering I remember coffee being around our house since the beginning of time.
FEATURES COLUMNIST: An online ad about time travelling got me thinking
If you had the choice, would you travel back in time or get a look at the future?
FEATURES COLUMNIST: Why are lids not all the same size?
There should be a presidential order requiring that all plastic storage lids for kitchens be the same size.
FEATURES COLUMNIST: fancy should never be used to describe baked beans
Pineapple in baked beans should be against the law. It happened, at an everybody-bring-something dinner a few years back. Fancy baked beans, they called them. “Fancy” and “baked beans” should not be used in the same sentence. It’s not natural.
FEATURES COLUMNIST: TV crying just not the real thing
The tears have been flowing around here. And it ain’t been pretty. Not pretty. Not pretty at all.
FEATURES COLUMN: A little reminder that mama loves you
It started in preschool, before you could even read. The little something extra. I’d put stickers on the inside of the lid so as soon as you opened your lunch box you would know I was thinking about you.
FEATURES COLUMNIST: Contemplations without aim or reason
Random musings. Musing – a contemplation. Random – without definite aim or reason. Why, I have those all the time.
FEATURES COLUMNIST: You should hear what youre ignoring
The sign on the door read “Free Hearing Tests Today.” A free hearing test wouldn’t be such a bad idea, I thought, so I pulled a buggy from the corral outside the entrance and pushed inside
FEATURES COLUMNIST: Sings are there, if we take time to look
I was walking to my car when something small and dark caught my eye. A dull something, but still enough to glimmer and catch my attention. And as I got closer I saw what it was, lying on the pavement a few feet from my driver’s side door. A penny.
FEATURES COLUMNIST: The real world dispels notions of another baby
I wanted a baby to cuddle and smell and love on … but I didn’t want to have a baby. Not at my age or my energy level. If I were to be pregnant at this day and time, it would make for some pretty good reality television, I have no doubt.
LIFESTYLE COLUMNIST: Some headlines that would not fly, even in Missippi
The hardest part of newspaper work isn’t interviewing, writing or even designing pages. It’s writing good headlines on deadline. But sometimes the bad ones are hilarious, except to those who wrote them.
FEATURES COLUMNIST: It will be a long 27 days
With a son traveling overseas following his studies in England, it’s going to be a long 27 days.