February 19, 2009
Basketball tournament play is in full swing.
It’s about winning – particularly winning a championship.
But at times, we all need a story to “knock us back down to earth.” As much as we stress winning and love a winner, we should also realize winning isn’t everything.
Participation in sports teaches so much more.
Close to Nowhere
I really shouldn’t read Milton Winter’s column before I finish writing mine. More often than you would think, his column and my ideas are drifting along the same line.
(My friend Jane says “great minds wander in the same direction.”)
The “big switch” to digital television signals from analog was supposed to be February 17 (Tuesday, the day I am actually writing this).
Apparently, the American public is not astute enough to be able to have everything set up and ready to go in a year and a half, so the deadline has been extended until June somethingth.
The Preacher’s Corner
High definition, high tech and bifocals
Even though Congress has extended the deadline for TV broadcasters to switch from analog to digital to June 12, by the time you read this, many North Mississippi stations will have gone ahead with the change. It is said they are doing this for economic reasons, but Mississippi Public Broadcasting says there are thousands of people in this area who do not yet have their converter boxes. They either cannot afford them or do not know how to hook them up, or are simply unaware.
Not to fret; it will be OK - it’s just an economic downturn
Jackson mayor Frank Melton may have violated the Constitution when he busted up a possible crack house without a search warrant.
The feds are doing a pretty good job of violating the Constitution as well in their prosecution of Melton.
First, federal judge Dan Jordan issued a gag order forbidding Melton from talking. Gag orders violate our Constitution’s First Amendment, which forbids prohibiting free speech.
Travelin’ cowboy update — John Wayne is where...
As of... Feb., 17, 2009 ~ Mrs. Mary Hester Skelton, via Brenda Bragg, reports that she spoke with John on Monday. She said he stayed with a couple in Oklahoma and they were very nice. They have a cabin “on down,” and John was perched there for the night. He said he had heat and a TV! He and his traveling companions are all doing well and he’s about 25 miles east of Oklahoma City.
According to Google maps, John has 538 miles to go – about eight hours by car.
At 20 miles a day horseback, that’s 26.9 days — Easter is 52 days from Tuesday — he’s making really good time!
Destination: Santa Fe, N.M, estimated arrival ~ Easter, 2009
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