I’ve never seen it as quiet as it has been around the office the last week or so as the COVID-19 scare continues to mount. At home even the yard dog seems to be isolating himself from the cows in the pasture that he so often likes to chase.
Some people say you shouldn’t pass along and laugh at jokes about the current national crisis, but I can’t help it.
I can grieve, fret, worry and get aggravated as much as the average person. That goes for things over which I have no control, as well as things over which I do.
There is so much going on around the globe right now when it comes to the coronavirus crisis that it is really hard to take it all in. It is difficult to tell the real doctors from the fake doctors or all the pretend-to-know-it-allers on Facework and other social media who are making things worse by the post and/or tweet.
When you live in the country where you’re lucky to have one bar of cellular service most days, and you have no Internet service, and your house is located an equal — and very far — distance from the broadcast towers of the television stations that service both the East Central and West Central Mississippi markets and you have antenna-only telev
Nothing if you are one. Like Entergy Mississippi and Mississippi Power. Regulated monopolies are largely protected from competition and are great for their shareholders. Not so great for their customers though. Especially if the regulator (the Public Service Commission) has its thumb on the scale for the monopoly.
When we were kids of pretty much any age, pre-teens, teens, and even young adults, we’d arise in the wee hours of the morning — or perhaps stay up all night — and head out from our house in Newton over to the Ross Barnett Reservoir Spillway and fish for catfish all night long.
The Senate started last week off with the State of the State address given by Governor Tate Reeves. He challenged the legislature to make strides in education and healthcare across the state while being responsible to the taxpayers. It was a pleasure to be a part of the escort committee to accompany him to the platform.