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A Year In the Numbers: The Ups and Downs of COVID-19 Data

COVID-19 has flooded reporters with daily data and I’ve been swimming in it for a year. Nearly every single day, I’ve...

Rum Diary: A Ramble Down Memory Lane in the Bahamas

If there is one thing I have really missed during the lockdown due to the pandemic, it’s traveling. Especially with...

Cult of Ignorance: A Journey Down Blue Highways into Deep...

I was driving through southern Georgia on Tuesday afternoon, when I first heard of the murders in the...

Should We Continue to Allow Legislation by Phone After...

Legislating by phone and not in front of constituents is a questionable idea.

All Things Being Equal: We Are Becoming the Internet

Tech has given voice to anyone who can log into venues like Twitter, Facebook, or even the Flyer website — myself a...

To Those Who Can’t Stay Home

As I write this from my couch, nearly a year into working from home due to the pandemic, I am experiencing both...

Dream Safaris: Savoring the Treasures of a Difficult Year

We are coming up on the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 lockdowns. It’s been a tough year for everyone. My family...

Pipkin Parade: Roughing it in the Vaccination Line

You do feel the needle going in. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. And, depending on the day’s weather, it’s...

Fenced In

Donald Trump’s flight to the border — six days after the Capitol insurrection — focused the nation on the...

COVID, Kroger, and History

I live in Midtown, Memphis. There’s a Kroger a few blocks away, where I shop. The parking lot is very tight and...