Category: Opinion

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…

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…

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 with…

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…

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…

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…

‘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.…

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 subjected…

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…

My View ‘From My Window’

By Helen Neal Smith (Sept. 27) That wonderful-feeling cooler weather has slid on in here for a while, even though I expect there will be warm weather again. The sun is once again up spilling its warm light rays upon…