Tag Archives: Nancy Anderson

Airport development an idea for right now

September 17, 2012

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I hate flying. Every time I climb on board one of those tin cans, I think, “Surely, God didn’t intend for us to be hanging around at 10,000 feet.” The source of my distaste used to be my irrational fear of flying. Panic would set in days before my scheduled trip. During the trip, turbulence […]

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We can crow about our state’s generosity

August 31, 2012

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I usually cringe when I see state ranking lists published. In things like income and education, Mississippi is always on the bottom. In things like teen birth rate, we’re always at the top. Rarely do we have anything to crow about, but a recent list caused me to puff up a bit. Mississippians are the […]

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Abstinence-only approach out of date

August 9, 2012

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Years ago, my then-single husband and his friend lamented their desert of a love life. They wanted the love of a good woman but had trouble finding the right one. In the midst of the moaning and groaning, his friend said, “But even Christian girls need sex, too!” Eighty-one school districts in Mississippi have chosen […]

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A wham, bam $21 wedding ceremony

July 30, 2012

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Gov. Bryant signed the new “quickie” marriage law. As of July 1, you no longer have to wait 72 hours to go running down the aisle. In fact, there’s no waiting period at all. Pay your $21, sign your name and dash off to the justice of the peace. Wham, bam! You’re hitched. I can […]

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Nothing like a free meal to feed the heart

July 20, 2012

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I never turn down a free meal. It’s there. It’s free. Why would you? Of course, it starts to show after a while. Those free meals can add extra pounds that extract their own price at some point down the road. The Supreme Court has ruled on the Affordable Care Act, and governors around the […]

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Higher prices at the pump mean a better global economy

June 4, 2012

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Gas prices are falling. Thank goodness! Something happens to my psyche when the number at the pump goes over $50, and I have a fuel efficient car and a short commute. Nationally, we only spend about 6 percent of our income on all energy. That includes transportation costs. In Mississippi, the number is a bit […]

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First casinos, now beer … what in the world is next for Mississippi?

April 20, 2012

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I’m shocked! The governor just signed a bill to allow beer in Mississippi to increase its alcohol content from 5 percent to 8 percent. Where were all the good Baptists when this was going through the legislature? Were all the temperance women otherwise occupied when the vote was taken? Did the citizens of the dry […]

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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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Honor people’s choice, respect the office and get on with business

February 24, 2012

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Mississippi is in the middle of a conversion from a two-party system to a one-party system. Currently, all but one statewide office is occupied by a Republican. The citizens of Mississippi went to the polls, and this was their decision. Democracy in action. Apparently, “all but one” is not enough. Now, the Republican House is […]

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At least my home Gulf Coast region isn’t as bad off as the Mississippi Delta

February 16, 2012

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I grew up on the Coast of Mississippi — before the casinos. Ingall’s Shipbuilding anchored the industrial business in that part of the country, but there was little else. Tourism was important to the area, but it was small-time tourism: souvenir shops, sno-cone shacks, and seafood restaurants. The people of the Coast are an eclectic […]

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