Category: Opinion

My View ‘From My Window’

By Helen Smith

(Dec. 26) It’s the day after Christmas. All the glitter and carols are beginning to fade away, but not in my heart.

I feel more joyful that ever — it’s been a really wonderful Christmas for us. Read more

Brothers recall childhood memories of Christmases past

By Michael Brannon

In 1997 my brother, John William (Buddy) and I wrote an article for The Commercial Appeal about our Christmas memories .. .his thoughts and mine. Read it and drift back.

Christmas Images Remembered

By Michael and John Read more

My View ‘From My Window’

By Helen Smith

(Dec. 10) This Saturday morning, the view from my window was so pretty.

The ground was white with frost and the field across the road was also a picture to see. The stubble from the cornstalks were Read more

Letters to the editor

Justice-elect thanks voters

Over the last nine months, I have had the privilege of campaigning for Mississippi Supreme Court justice (District 3, Position 1) across North Mississippi. During that time I have met many wonderful new friends and have reconnected Read more

My View ‘From My Window’

Helen Smith

(Dec. 1) Here I am again — just to say hello and hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We did, although it was a hard battle.

Our children arranged to carry us to our daughter’s in Nashville Read more

My View ‘From My Window’

By Helen Neal Smith


(Oct. 16) This morning I’m up before the first light of day, so I’m not seeing much from my window. Instead, this morning, I’m seeing from the window of my soul.

I know sometimes I … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

I recently came upon “Why Improving Your Vocabulary Can Enhance Your Life.” The article pointed out that building a vocabulary can help you feel better about yourself because you will have a larger command of the language.

Vocabulary is crucial … Read more

‘I can face uncertain days because he lives’

By Lisa Stewart

Guest Columnist


In June of 2015 I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the third time. I quietly half-heartedly kept a journal.

This is one entry, or one day in the life of a cancer patient.… Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

I have been listening to a lecture by Oxford University Professor Emma Smith, who describes “King John” by William Shakespeare as “a sardonic and rather unheroic history play in which the question of who is the rightful king is … Read more

My View ‘From My Window’

By Helen Neal Smith

(Oct. 12) This morning about 6 o’clock I take pen to hand and have no idea what I am about to write. I see nothing from my window. It’s still very dark outside. It’s been a … Read more