Your blog editor is Frank Hurdle. I'm a native of Holly Springs, Mississippi; and a graduate of Ole Miss, B.A. and J.D. I buy and sell rural land and practice law.
My philosophy of life is simple: When society or the free market rewards an activity -- monetarily or through approbation -- then society will get more of that activity. Punish an activity -- through taxation or otherwise -- and you will get less of it. Unfortunately, the geniuses who run this fine country of ours haven't figured this out yet.
Overby center features interesting programs this week
The Ole Miss Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics has a few interesting panel discussions coming up this week.
On Wednesday, April 18, at 11 a.m., "The Chinese Connection" will be presented. It is described as "Members of Mississippi's Chinese-American community and students in the renowned Chinese Flagship Language Program at Ole Miss talk about their relations in a distant land."
On Thursday, April 19 at 1 p.m., there will be a panel discussion featuring three lobbyists. "The Lobbyists" will feature Ole Miss grads John Hall, Lee Sanders, and Joel Wood as they describe their work as lobbyists in the nation’s capitol. Overby Fellow Bill Rose will moderate. Lee Sanders was a friend of mine back in the day, so I hope to make it to over to say hello.
On Friday, April 20 at 11 a.m., University of Oklahome All-American running back Spencer Tillman will talk about his decision to get get a journalism degree and then to return to journalism after playing professional football.
The Overby Center is named for Charles L. Overby, editor of the Daily Mississippian at Ole Miss from 1967-1968. Overby has been the CEO of the Freedom Forum since 1989 and CEO of the Newseum since its inception in 1996.