When I heard that Bobby Rush had COVID-19, my stomach sank. We had just lost John Prine to the virus and the thought of losing a living legend like Bobby seemed too much. On Thursday, I read that he had beat the disease. And during a time when hope seems to be as scarce as toilet paper, I found joy.

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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.