Archive | March, 2012

Bring it on — But the gun culture in America has got to change

March 29, 2012

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I don’t like guns. My father had an old shotgun he kept in the closet, unloaded of course. He was a country boy who never took to hunting, so I had no experience with firearms and the sport surrounding their use. Two husbands, no hunters. When I married Ken, he had a small handgun. He […]

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Two out of three ain’t bad for economic forecasts

March 27, 2012

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Our annual CFA Forecast Dinner is always a delightful event: good food, good dinner companions, and good discussion about the economy and financial markets. This year was no exception. Kathleen Hays, popular Bloomberg radio host, was our moderator. The panel consisted of Kenneth Taubes of Pioneer Investment Management, Mark Freeman of Westwood Holdings Group, and […]

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Thanks for the stimulus while you were passing through

March 19, 2012

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My phone rang last week. It was some guy named Brett personally inviting me to a campaign event for Mitt Romney via a taped message. Robocalls? In Mississippi? And could that have been “THE” Brett? The Republican Primary has dragged on long enough to make candidates take note of us voters in little ole Mississippi. […]

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Jones’ passing met with nice thoughts about a fun Monkee

March 12, 2012

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Davy Jones died. I know that may not mean much to you, but he was an integral part of my growing up years. It was the Monkees. It was the transition to the 70s, and I was just a kid watching each Saturday morning as that zany foursome sang and schticked their way through a […]

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Tread lightly where it comes to charter schools in Mississippi

March 2, 2012

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My mother called this week to ask me what I thought about “this charter school issue.” Mind you, my mother has never called to ask my opinion on anything before. I wasn’t available at the time, so she left a message. Then I got busy and forgot, and she called again. Actually, I just think […]

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