John David Markins
Am I the only person so dumb that I can’t buy a light bulb anymore without a good 15 minutes of pacing back and forth down the aisle at Walmart, Google searches and head scratching?
The old joke could be changed to say, “How many newspaper editors does it take to find a light bulb?” rather than change one.
I thought nothing regarding the Kemper power plant could surprise me anymore, but I was wrong. We now have a campaign called the Ministerial Alliance calling for the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) to take mercy on Mississippi Power and its failed boondoggle.
This week in Clarksdale, history was made, yet ignored moments after. Carlos Moore became the first African American to take the bench as the municipal judge in the Delta city on Tuesday. Without question, it’s an achievement that deserves recognition and applause.
There have been a lot of debates on both sides regarding historical monuments and a lot of anger and venom spewed.
In reality, we need to look at the history behind these conflicts and view both sides. So often, that is not the case.
I’ve been driving a lot recently from Indianola, my family’s residence for the past five years, to Columbia, our new home, and the trip has reiterated something I already knew: I never want to live in a big city. Just driving through Jackson once during rush hour cuts a year off my life expectancy, I think.