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The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi show how gospel should be done.
And here’s another one:
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In a similar vein, The Blind Boys of Alabama With Lou Reed.
Oh, something related again to Mississippi, I am surprised Dan didn’t make some more negative comments about Mississippi, outside of Oxford of course, being a 3rd world place, or the backwards capital of the country, etc. Perhaps my yankee friend is calming a bit in his senior years…
Gee, William Bova, I just read in the newspaper this morning that public schools in Jackson, Mississippi will no longer handcuff students to poles or other objects and will train staff at its alternative school on better methods of discipline.
They will stop handcuffing students younger than 13 and can handcuff older students only for crimes. Apparently students were routinely chained to poles or stair railings for hours, for minor offenses such as dress code violations.
I’d say Mississippi is moving forward. Too bad a lawsuit had to be brought against them before they decided to do it.
Debbie, I would wager a months pay that after you spent one week at the Jackson, MS alternative school that you would not only want the troublemakers handcuffed to a pole, but that you would request a taser-gun to carry on your belt.
My favorite Billy Bova story.
William Bova, you are probably right, but handcuffing kids all day long because of a dress code violation seems a little drastic to me.
Thanks for the story, Dan.
Jesus, just one major hurricane hits you head-on and lets you know how utterly small humankind really is on this planet. One of those will be just fine for this ‘ol boys lifetime.
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Thu, 05 Dec 2013 05:40:24 +0000
Metro Columnist Dan Casey knows a little bit about a lot of things but not a heck of a lot about most things. That doesn't keep him from writing about them, however. So keep him honest!
He welcomes your rants, raves and considered opinions, so long as the language is civil (i.e. no four-letter words). He'll read all your posts and may or may not respond.