Our state's literary excellence was on impressive display this past weekend during the remarkably successful Mississippi Book Festival. The Magnolia State's tradition of renowned authors rivals our tradition of world-class athletic achievement.
Were you among the millions who watched the Belmont Stakes? I was. I watched the race, and then I watched the winning jockey interviewed at length while he was still on his horse and waving triumphantly to the crowd. He acted as if he had done all the work.
Wert Spiva Jr., perhaps the busiest man in all of Mississippi sports, died this past weekend, apparently of a heart attack. He was the basketball coach and so much more at Coldwater High School. He was 44 years old and much too young to leave us.