Many mississippians may remember the recent failed venture to convert pine trees into gasoline. Gas was over $4 a gallon and it seemed like a great idea. After all, pine trees are mainly made of hydrogen and carbon, same as gasoline. All we had to do was rearrange the atoms using existing technology.
In April, I predicted a cool summer because winter had been so warm. Law of averages. Turns out, I was right.
A warm winter offset by a cool summer is the best. Enjoy it while you can. A cold winter offset by a hot summer is the worst.
A couple of months ago, a miracle happened. One bright morning, a crew of men and equipment appeared on Briarwood Drive and began to work rapidly. Within a few days, almost half of Briarwood was repaved. I was full of joy.
Joseph Simpson makes me feel like a slacker.
A Jackson stockbroker, this 1994 Ole Miss grad from Meridian has brought a luxury hotel to downtown Jackson in his spare time.
another birthday. Time for my annual rumination about life. It’s an easy column, requiring little research!
I have always been a long-range planner. That’s my strength, but now I am realizing that the best laid plans of mice and men are easily led astray.
I find it amusing that a few people have commented on my political views, believing I have become less conservative.
Change is good. My mother used to say, “Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” But in fact, I have changed little in my views.