Editorial

For the past six years the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) has had a winter festival, which they chose to call “A Grand Ole Christmas.” This year a strategic decision was made to change the …

Going to a funeral will do you good

Last night Marcus Merritt, Bryan Alexander, Tony Samples, and I were returning from First Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL to Atlanta following the funeral service of Nell White Dodd, the mother of …

Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson released a song in 1978 entitled, “Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.” I like the song, because I have always been a Washington Redskins fan …

There are few things more beautiful than a person who expresses gratitude and nothing more disquieting than a churlish, thankless person. William Arthur Ward, one of America’s most quoted …

I think most of us can agree that the recent presidential election was characterized by vitriolic barbs, hurtful accusations, flawed candidates, faulty predictions, and for many, a surprising result. …

Will we have a blue, blue future?

If you want to know how Millennials voted in the recent general election the above map may provide some insight. While a qualification may be necessary, let the impact of the graphic soak in for a …

It is time to 'drain the swamp”

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Arizona. WIKIPEDIA COMMONS We are living in perilous times. As a result of the recent election it is difficult to imagine what the future holds …

Through the years pejorative or insensitive language has been changed into something more acceptable. For example, people are no longer buried in graveyards, but memorial parks. The aged are now …

I have been a Chicago Cubs (and Boston Red Sox) fan all my life. The Red Sox made it into the playoffs, but the Cubs are in the World Series. I know I should be a Braves fan, because I have spent 30 …

Affirming senior adult revivals

Bill Shipp, left, and Pastor John Pennington share a lighthearted moment as folks begin to gather for the senior adult revival at First Baptist Church Douglasville. GERALD HARRIS/Index Age is …

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