Mike Dykes, Author at Daily Leader


Two old relics for the man cave

While in Brookhaven recently I stopped off at the Vendor’s Emporium to browse. This has for many years been a most unique store filled with ... Read more

by Mike Dykes, Saturday, April 8, 2017 10:20 pm


Concern from 7,647 miles away

While stationed in a war zone in Kabul, Afghanistan during 2012, I reached out to two bank professionals that I had never met in Mississippi ... Read more

by Mike Dykes, Saturday, January 14, 2017 6:26 pm


When it all comes together

It is indescribable to have a dream buck walk by your deer stand and offer a clean shot after diligently hunting him for three months. ... Read more

by Mike Dykes, Saturday, January 7, 2017 2:46 pm


An incentive to achieve

On the day of the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, I met a most interesting member of the military while I was in Brookhaven. I ... Read more

by Mike Dykes, Monday, January 2, 2017 2:19 pm


A Christmas to remember

Lately I have reflected on Christmases of yore and some in particular came back to me as priceless. Like the time I drove all the ... Read more

by Mike Dykes, Tuesday, December 27, 2016 7:46 pm


A day of honor

Dec. 7 will always be a day we look back upon as a day of infamy, just like Pres. F.D.R. said we would do in ... Read more

by Mike Dykes, Saturday, December 17, 2016 8:04 pm


The good cemeterian

Not long ago right here in this fine paper, I read where a lady was set to restore the main cemetery here in Brookhaven. On ... Read more

by Mike Dykes, Saturday, December 10, 2016 6:17 pm


The call on the field has been reversed

Like most of you, Thanksgiving Day was a continued tradition of turkey and dressing and a lot of football with family and friends. Many professional ... Read more

by Mike Dykes, Saturday, December 3, 2016 11:26 am


Rat’s nest coffee is the worst

Yeah, I know that sounds bad and what’s worse is the taste. There is great coffee, decent coffee and bad coffee, but rat’s nest coffee ... Read more

by Mike Dykes, Thursday, December 1, 2016 12:41 am


Making a difference in one little boy’s life named Eli

You can build cathedrals with steeples so high and make them as elaborate as money will buy, but what good is a building if it ... Read more

by Mike Dykes, Saturday, November 19, 2016 12:48 pm

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