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Duck Hill, Mississippi Is on the Rise

Climate-related flooding isn’t just a phenomenon in coastal areas. In the small rural town of Duck Hill, Mississippi, strong storms with intense rainfall often caused flooding as high as 15 inches. In 2017, Duck Hill residents and outside…

Palmer’s House of Toys

Kids have their own way of judging what's real, and it's not necessarily based on the cost of the Santa suit. Here's a Christmas memory from 1968, when Hazard, Kentucky, had three Santas — but only one would do. (This is a republication of…

Simple Gifts: Developing a Satisfied Mind

"Contentment is not having so much money that a person doesn’t have to do anything. Quite the opposite, contentment is the fruit of long family commitments, meaningful and productive work, and deep and abiding attachments to community."