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Mississippi Book Festival: Mississippi Shining

Mississippi Book Festival: Mississippi Shining For over 49 years, I have called Mississippi home. Both sides of my family go back many generations in this much-maligned state. I have lived in the central, southern, and northern sections of Mississippi. My background as a high school baseball player and coach have led me to most of […]

When Teaching and Writing Collide

When Teaching and Writing Collide So, as I wrote in last week’s blog post, I’m suddenly back in the classroom. From writer to teacher and writer in what seemed like the blink of an eye. The first week brought a couple of interesting moments: I walked out to my afternoon duty post, only to find […]

Sweeping Changes and New Beginnings

Sweeping Changes and New Beginnings Last week brought sweeping changes and new beginnings for my family. As you imagine our heads spinning, I’ll take you right to the action: On Monday Big Sister began her first day as a professional cosmetologist at Studio 139 in Hernando, Mississippi. After months of wrangling to even take her […]

Meet the Players: First Base Coach Kevin Forsythe

Meet Coach Dave’s Players: First Base Coach Kevin Forsythe Kevin Forsythe led off the top of the fifth, getting his usual one at bat per game. When the first two pitches sailed high, one of the Yankees’ fans yelled, “Come on, Hunter, he’s just a benchwarmer! Just throw strikes and sit him down!” A very […]