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  • Blog: Does that make me crazy?

    Posted by NATASHA HELTON on July 7, 2015

    I've had Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" as my mental theme song for the last few days. Not because I've been feeling particularly mentally unstable -- there was a day there when things weren't quite right but otherwise I've been sailing along nicely. I've just been crazy busy. My schedule of driving and tutoring and working has been keeping me on the move.

    Crazy also has that other place in my life, too. I have a history of mental illness. I have a therapist and a psychiatrist. I take medication and likely always will. Yet, I've never killed anyone.

    Moments of incredible horror in our society send many people searching for reasons or just a scapegoat. Mental illness is usually the goat.

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  • Writing, reading and rock and roll

    Posted by JOHN BIALAS on May 22, 2015

    Four new books have helped renew my passion for reading, and the writers have lived in the spirit of rock and roll.

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  • Review: I have all the time in the world to listen to books

    Posted by Nathasha Helton on April 16, 2015

    I spend about two-and-a-half hours a day in my car, so I have little time to read. I have all the time in the world to listen, though.

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  • Book review: Coast Katrina fiction in 'Aftermath Lounge' reflects real life, real people

    Posted by JOHN BIALAS on April 15, 2015

    The work of Katrina fiction I have always wanted to read has arrived.

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  • A Golden anniversary in Biloxi

    Posted by JOHN BIALAS on February 28, 2015

    Golden anniversaries are for 50 years of marriage.

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  • An opinion on how to raise $1M needed to finish Biloxi ballpark on time

    Posted by JOHN BIALAS on February 26, 2015

    OK, I know a Mississippi attorney general's opinion prevents selling the naming rights to the playing field at MGM Park in Biloxi. So in a satirical sports fantasy world, maybe selling sponsorships for all the ideas on this list would make the Shuckers' million dollar home opener happen in April:

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