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December 24, 2018

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Finding young writers. Taking Them to New Levels!

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A new grass-roots writing initiative identifies talented young writers and gives them the same "select" opportunity that their peers in sports and music have. The results are already are great and the plans for growth statewide are big. 

June 20, 2018

Social media has changed the way we see our lives. We see the best of others. They see the best of us. But we all know that the best, the perfect, all things happy-go-lucky is not reality, no matter how social media chronicled lives makes it seem. Sometimes scattered...

June 18, 2018

In Mississippi, we are recognized for a lot things. We make national polls for being on the bottom of one list, and on the top of others for hospitality. But one thing that we can all agree on is that the fandom of sports and sports rivalry runs deep in the heart of So...

June 7, 2018

Jenny Cox Holman, Lifestyle | Travel Editor for Mississippi Matters, visited with Kathleen Cooper Fitzpatrick, Director of Group Travel with Magnolia Travel Group, to learn great travel tips and vacation planning advice for unforgettable family vacations and couples...

May 21, 2018

I’ve always loved all things bread - freshly made bread, homemade cornbread, buttery biscuits, flaky croissants and delicious pastries.

It's interesting that Jesus calls himself “The Bread of Life” obviously knowing that the generations before us and those of us like my...

May 15, 2018

Are you ready to focus on a refreshed lifestyle and fitness routine changes to meet personal goals for summer? Lifestyle & Travel Editor Jenny Cox Holman, interviewed Tierney Russell Quick, an award-winning personal trainer and owner of Beyond Fit Studio to gather val...

May 1, 2018

Are Americans so complacent now that we've started losing our edge? 

Why don't we see more folks in lower economic categories breaking into the middle class, as we did decades and centuries ago?

It used to be that Americans jumped at economic opportunity. Now studies are...

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Confused and frustrated by others and his state, Horace Benbow in William Faulkner’s 

Sanctuary says, “I need a change. Either I, or Mississippi, one.”

     Do we sometimes feel like Horace? We love our state, but it confounds us.     

      Mississippimatters' creative co-op of writers, videographers and thinkers invites wrestling with such tensions.

     MM won't cover much breaking news. Instead, it will reflect, suggest  and chat.

     Some entries will be a bit deeper. We will feature investigative articles other publications avoid. Lots of lighthearted ideas will be tossed in about enjoyable people, places and things. Expect an eclectic mix.

      If we're easily pegged politically or socially, we need to do better. Let us know.

     Some contributors have "extra" degrees, others are "degree-less." All can write; they care and dare to share their hearts and minds (and they can turn a phrase).

    Our writers come from unlikely places. We think some of the best thinkers use a wrench. not a pen. 

     Some of our "takes" may upset you.Thanks for feeling! Some may prop up your opinions. We hope to prompt banter at water coolers, coffee shops and family tables.

     It’s so true—we in the Magnolia State often feel like Horace Benbow. Faulkner tapped into us. 

     How about us doing some head-scratching together?  

     Let’s laugh, muse and talk. After all, Mississippi Matters. 

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MississippiMatters is a news blog of cooperative writers, videographers and podcasters published by  The Well Writers Guild, a 501c3 devoted to mentoring Mississippi writers and to addressing uncovered or under-covered topics.  MississippiMatters focuses on offering creative "takes" on our state's culture, ideas, events and more.