Posts Tagged ‘Lynn Lofton’

Learning can be fun at EXPO

by Lynn Lofton Published: March 29,2013

Tags: EXPO, Lynn Lofton, Mississippi Business Journal

Learning new things is fun! That’s the significant message about educational seminars available at the EXPO. These breakout sessions are offered at the Trademart site by trainers from the Eagle Ridge Conference Center of Hinds Community College. Even the names of the six sessions sound like fun. They include: » Get Your Hop On – […] [...]

Make the most of your time

by Lynn Lofton Published: March 29,2013

Tags: EXPO, Lynn Lofton, Mississippi Business Journal

It’s always a good idea for businesses to know what other businesses are doing. The Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO was founded on that principle, and the 2013 event is no exception. Information will be exchanged and valuable networking will take place through face-to-face communication. In short, the EXPO is good for business. Becky White, […] [...]

Small town life told in stories of family dynamics, gossip, grief

by Lynn Lofton Published: March 22,2013

Tags: Elizabeth Strout, Lynn Lofton, Olive Kitteridge, Random House

“Olive Kitteridge” This book is called a novel in stories. The stories are strung together by Olive Kitteridge with the common thread of taking place in Crosby, Maine, a coastal town that’s quintessentially New England. The town can also be described as hardscrabble and may seem like nowhere perched on the edge of the continent […] [...]

As a youngster, Anne Marie Decker found love in love of memorable spaces to bring to architecture

by Lynn Lofton Published: March 22,2013

Tags: Anne Marie Decker, architecture, Lynn Lofton, Mississippi State University

As a child exploring her home’s attic, roof and the space under the stairs, Anne Marie Decker did not know she would become an architect. She just knew she liked spaces and the ways they affect human beings. “As early as age 4, I can recall getting up before the sun and camping out in […] [...]

Major is thoroughly English but not thoroughly modern

by Lynn Lofton Published: February 22,2013

Tags: Helen Simonson, Lynn Lofton, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) lives in the small village of Edgecombe St. Mary in the English countryside. He is a man after my own heart. He is courtly — a word not used much anymore — witty, opinionated, intelligent and endearing. His humor is the dry British style of humor that often has a bite […] [...]

N.C. mountains are the main characters of Thirteen Moons

by Lynn Lofton Published: January 25,2013

Tags: Charles Frazier, Lynn Lofton, Thirteen Moons

Although we mostly feature newly released books in Book Biz, that’s not a requirement for a mention here. I sometimes go to my bookshelves in search of something to read and discover a book I’ve previously passed over for one reason or another. If I enjoy it, I wonder why I didn’t read it sooner. […] [...]

Levens is synonymous with accounting on Gulf Coast

by Lynn Lofton Published: January 5,2013

Tags: accounting, Gulf Coast, Lynn Lofton

On the Mississippi Gulf Coast the Levens name is synonymous with accounting. It began when high school sweethearts Mary and Gene Levens married. He was a financial planner and also prepared tax returns, and she became a self-taught public accountant. Together they had nine children, three of whom are accountants – Bernadette Levens Tolson, CPA, […] [...]

Here’s a look at the opulence of first-class travel in the 1920s

by Lynn Lofton Published: January 4,2013

Tags: Crossing on the Paris, Dana Gynther, Lynn Lofton

While “Crossing On the Paris” is certainly not great literature, it is an entertaining and charming read. It flows, is easy to read and won’t send you scurrying to look up any big words. What I liked about it is the glimpse into life aboard a huge ocean liner during the Golden Age of trans-Atlantic […] [...]

“Spring training” for the business people

by Lynn Lofton Published: April 8,2012

Tags: Executive Toughness, Jason Selk, Lynn Lofton, St. Louis Cardinals

Spring training isn’t just for athletes. It’s a good time to jumpstart work performance too. Jason Selk, Ph.D. and director of mental training for the St. Louis Cardinals, is a top-tier executive coach and knows everything there is to know about developing the mental toughness required for achieving goals. The techniques he outlines in this […] [...]

Meet “Gorilla Man” and the “Empress of Steak”

The sub title of this work of non fiction is “A New Orleans Family Memoir.” It is that and more. Where else could this true tale of two bigger-than-life eccentrics take place? Anyone who loves the Crescent City, its food, culture, rowdy history and characters will enjoy this book because its sweep includes a wide […] [...]

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