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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.
MISSISSIPPI state senator John Polk is one of the good guys helping to improve our state.
As a young boy, he saw the potential in his parents’ retirement project of preparing hickory smoked meats. Today, you can see the modern Polk Meats facility on the south side of Highway 49 in Magee. They distribute all over the country.
In 2006, Charley Reese, one of the nation’s most popular newspaper columnists, predicted the catastrophic consequences of running out of fossil fuels.