Category: Biographical
Man Up Mississippi

Many of you will note that I have not written anything new for this blog in quite some time. It’s not due to idleness. I have been quite busy researching and writing for my new organization: Man Up Mississippi, as well as the Man Up Boot Camp. Many of you know I have written much and given several public speeches

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Robert E Lee - Artwork by Frank Swords

Frank Swords, Last of A Dying Breed In this day and age a man should consider himself fortunate to have one or two really good friends. I feel especially blessed to have several. The late Frank Swords was a talented artist, history buff, and a best friend. He was intelligent, honest, kind and hilariously funny. Even though he lived across

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Nathaniel Levi Cripps - son of John Cripps

And then there was one… In August I posted about my daughter, Dixie Lee, heading off to college. The following month I posted about her brother, Pätrick Henry departing for Marines Boot Camp. Now, I get to write about Nathaniel Levi Cripps heading off to Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, for his Boot Camp. Since, the remaining son, Robert

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Several cousins and I recently lamented how sad it is that we only see each other at funerals. My Aunt Mary had just passed away and cousins from near and far drove, or flew in, to attend the services. I hadn’t seen my cousin, Eddie Hodges, since my own dad passed away in 2006. On several occasions another cuz, Jay

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Delma Asa Bishop Seventy years ago my uncle, Delma Asa Bishop still a teenager, was cut down by the Germans as he charged with rifle and bayonet in hand. He had felt the call of duty and volunteered to serve and fight in the U.S. Army. He was part of the 175th Regiment who landed at Omaha Beach on 7

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Jennifer Cripps, wife of John Cripps

A couple of years ago one of my contractor clients was pouring a slab at my house. I took him on a tour of my wife’s artwork and, at the end, he asked “She sees the world different from the rest of us, doesn’t she?” He was amazed at all the different works of art Jennifer had painted and constructed…and

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Dr. Francis Nigel Lee

Today I learned that (Rev. Prof. Barrister Dr.) Francis Nigel Lee passed away two years ago this month. Sadly, no one bothered to inform me. Last night I told my wife a story about the good doctor, and this morning I decided to “google” him since I’ve been out of touch for years. Upon learning the news, I sat back

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