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June 22, 2017 RSS feed / Editorials

It’s hurricane season again Jeff Byrd

The arrival of Tropical Storm Cindy this week, with its bands of rain, means its hurricane season again for Southwest Alabama.  Being a native of Gulfport, I know all about hurricanes.  The running joke from us Gulf Coast rats is if there i More...

USPS interfering with social events

The Post Office Department (United States) is trying to ruin our town good and proper. There’s a move on foot to cut us down to just two mails a day – one from the north in the morning and one from the south in the afternoon. More...

Expect a long ballot in 2018

The much anticipated 2018 election contests have been pushed back by about three months due to the unanticipated race for Jeff Sessions’ senate seat. This ongoing contest will occupy the news through late September. More...

Know what you love and be willing to run to it

I have written before about teaching a writing class and how one of the initial exercises is to have the students write a short, simple essay about their own self. Five paragraphs. More...

Being southern is glorious for us all

With a birthday coming up faster and faster, it is hard not to think of aging. Everybody does it whether they want to or not. As the Front Porch Philosopher, it is my job to ponder. More...