My father worked a lot when I was a kid. We didn’t play catch in the backyard. We didn’t go to the movies together. He rarely - if ever - helped me with my homework.
Instead, he worked multiple jobs to make sure we always had the things we needed.
In 1975, I met the original Rhinestone Cowboy. At least, that’s what he said, and my 9 year old self believed him.
Loy Bowlin had a vision in his later years. Frequented by dreams of sparkles, color, and heavenly radiance, Bowlin began creating handmade art like a mad genius, with hands divinely directed.
I was going to be the last person in America who did not own a smartphone, a fact I was downright proud of.
And oh yeah, I had a partner, too. A close friend of mine will most probably beat me up after she sees this column. (Sorry, Lou Ann.)
It took quite a bit of work – including a public forum, two Hattiesburg City Council work sessions and discussions with police, attorneys and state officials – but Ward 2 Councilwoman Deborah Delgado’s work to lessen the penalty for simple possession of marijuana in Hattiesburg has finally paid off.
Swedish people are quite familiar with the concept of “fika” - literally translated, the word means “to take a break with something to eat.”
Swedish cafe owner Dalida Bollig is bringing that concept - along with the calm, serene tastes of Sweden - to downtown Hattiesburg with her new restaurant Fika.
Brady Raanes, CFA, CFP, CMT, was recently named to the InvestmentNews 40 under 40 list, which recognizes advisors from national, regional and independent firms. Raanes is currently the director of Investment Strategy at Raanes Capital Advisors and a Financial Advisor with Raymond James Financial Services.