WEEKLY COLUMN


The Classics

DESTIN, FL— Sometimes people get dazzled by the shiny things. Everyone wants to go to the new hot place. More times than not, I like […]

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The Airstream

In 2020, America was running out of chicken tenders, masks, hamburger meat, hand sanitizer, and plastic gloves. But we were also running low on recreational […]

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Memorial Day 2021

Author’s Note: This column is being written on Memorial Day. Due to the publishing schedules of the various newspapers in which this column appears, it […]

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The Journal

Last week I was in New Orleans enjoying a bowl of gumbo by Lake Pontchartrain— at my go-to place for gumbo— Station 6. They also […]

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Mom

The more time I spend as a parent the more I appreciate my mother and the job she did raising my brother and me. I’ve […]

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The Next Generation

This year marks my 40th year in the restaurant business. I got into this business after flunking out of college in 1981. Though I have […]

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To the Mississippi Graduates of 2021

It’s graduation season. Granted, this year’s high school seniors have experienced an extremely weird junior and senior year. But the conclusion of this once-in-100-years craziness […]

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Feeding Methodists

This past Sunday was the first Easter Sunday in which I have missed attending a church service in a long time. My family and I […]

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Help Is on the Way

One year ago today, my life seemed to be at a complete standstill. The global pandemic was shifting into second gear, my city and state […]

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