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William Jeanes

12/18/2014 - 11:38am

Christmas (or, as the ACLU calls it, End of Year Non-Religious Time of Feasting, Shopping, and Diversity Celebrations) is a time of giving.

Because of budgetary considerations brought on by higher prices and increased shipping costs, I...

10/17/2014 - 5:28am

FOR Mississippi State University supporters, good things occasionally come in bunches. Two landmark events happened in the month just past: an epic whip-up job on the LSU Tigers and the public debut of the Cowbelt, a holster designed to keep...

09/10/2014 - 6:25am

Ordinarily, when a senior citizen announces that his stool is today’s discussion topic, the room empties faster than a split grocery bag. So stay where you are; the stool we’re going to examine is metal, and it illustrates what a...

07/22/2014 - 12:35pm

The Washington Post, the New York Daily News, Time, and National Public Radio recently warned of a national shortage of clowns. Many in the elite media even used different adjectives to describe this looming disaster, which tells you just how...

07/15/2014 - 12:22pm

One hundred years ago, at seven in the evening on the first day of August, a German officer named Feldmann led his infantry company into the idyllic Luxembourg hamlet of Troisvierges. In so doing, his unit violated that tiny country’s...

05/27/2014 - 7:50am

Best efforts notwithstanding, writers sometimes leave things out of a column that should have been included. If the omission is serious enough, you hear from readers.

Such was the case with my column about World War II eating habits at...

05/09/2014 - 12:05pm

The first television commercial in the United States aired on July 1, 1941, and not six months later, Japanese air and naval forces destroyed Pearl Harbor. Coincidence? I’m not sure. But that first commercial began the march to a world...

04/10/2014 - 2:58pm

If you know who Fibber McGee, Margot Lane, and Mortimer Snerd are, please continue reading. If you’re acquainted with Ma Perkins, Stella Dallas, and Mary Noble, who married an actor, you may also join us. Why? Because you remember radio...

03/11/2014 - 3:21pm

Marie Osmond tells me on television that she lost 50 pounds eating pre-packaged meals sent to her home. That reminded me of childhood mealtimes and my grandmother’s nutritional malfeasance.

Until well after World War II ended in...

02/28/2014 - 1:00pm

Sixty years ago I learned the two things you say to a police officer: “Yes” and “Yes, sir.” I still live by that rule and am a confirmed supporter of law and order. 

A recent incident, however, may indicate...

02/04/2014 - 2:55pm

For more than a half-century, when you motored north on I-55, you saw a group of squat, buff-colored two-story buildings on your right just before the Meadowbrook Road exit. Built in the 1950s, these were the “new’” homes of...

01/30/2014 - 11:05am

When I pick up any sports section and see the word ‘Tigers,” I don’t always think of LSU, Jackson State or South Panola. Nostalgia being the opiate of choice for the elderly, I recall the Tigers of Central High School....

11/08/2013 - 10:51am
My theatrical career may be over. “The Grapes of Wrath” closed at New Stage Theatre on  November 3 after a 13-day run that reawakened memories of my international theatrical career, particularly those involving New Stage....
10/02/2013 - 10:17am

August marks the 47th anniversary of the end of prohibition in Mississippi. Because I like to stay a drink or two ahead of other Mississippi writers, I’m not waiting for legal whiskey’s golden anniversary.

From 1908 until...

08/15/2013 - 10:38am

It seems like only yesterday that I wrote a column on clichés,  those timeworn expressions that set my teeth on edge. Strange as it may seem, my essay struck a responsive chord among more than a few of you. It never ceases to amaze...

05/30/2013 - 11:17am

In what cynics might term an effort to torpedo our marriage, my wife and I have taken up sailing on cruise ships.

Writing of ships, the English essayist and wordsmith, Samuel Johnson, said, “…being in a ship is being in a...

05/16/2013 - 10:28am

If you were born in Mississippi but left it for somewhere else, and if you heard that a Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey elephant named Carol had been the victim of a drive-by shooting in Tupelo, would you ever move back to your native...

12/07/2012 - 11:07am

Ninety years ago last month, President Theodore Roosevelt went on a Mississippi bear hunt in Issaquena County. The hunt fared badly and by sundown on the second day had produced only an old wounded bear tethered to a tree and savaged by the...

08/15/2012 - 10:18am

On some mornings my Clarion-Ledger makes me wish I lived in a country where I didn’t speak the language.  Last Saturday, for example, I learned that the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, responding to a handful of its members...

07/10/2012 - 12:05pm

The Smithsonian Channel’s engrossing Aerial America series recently aired its episode on Mississippi. It’s not a perfect or complete look at Mississippi, but it’s clear-eyed enough and worth an hour of your time.

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