I am Tom Freeland, a lawyer in Oxford, Mississippi. The picture in the header is my law office. I'm on Twitter as NMissC

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Petra open tonight! Grand opening 2/14

Petra Cafe, which has been in a tiny space down on Jackson Avenue, is opening its new space, at 1011 Jackson Avenue (where Wiley’s Shoe Shop / Parish’s / Taylor’s Pub were located, between my office and Two Stick) is opening tonight.

Their menu– Middle Eastern cooking (hummus, dolmas, falafel, kibbeh, chicken shawerma, gyro, […]

The Super Bowl power-out was an Entergy equipment failure

Folks who watched the Super Bowl may recall that Entergy quickly announced that it had continuously delivered power to the dome and was not at fault for the 35 minute power outage.

Turns out otherwise.  From Slate:

The device that malfunctioned was apparently installed by the power company specifically in hopes of avoiding […]

Richard III’s spine updated: And Skull

DNA confirms that Richard III’s remains were found last Fall in Leicester (about 20 miles from Bosworth Field, where his final battle was fought).

A picture of the skeleton dramatically confirms the spine problems reported by historians.


The BBC has up a wonderful photo sequence from Richard III’s skeleton. If you’ve ever […]

A Pakistani perspective on Zero Dark Thirty as journalism

The blogger, Nadeem Paracha (who has an interesting Wikipedia entry), starts by noting that the Pakistanis speak Urdu, not Arabic …

1: Pakistanis speak Urdu, English and other regional languages and NOT Arabic;

2: Pakistani men do not go around wearing 17th and 18th century headgear in markets;

3: The only Urdu heard in […]