I’ve had a hankering for some time now to place a lean-up ladder deer stand against one of the trees adjacent to the intersection of Reynolds Drive and U.S. 167, across from Captain D’s. If not there, position a folding chair on the overpass in front of Walmart.
Before I’m accused of losing it and going off the deep end, allow me to explain.
During the last few years, I have surmised that over half of the drivers in the greater Ruston metropolitan area are sitting behind the wheel of a white vehicle. Pay attention the next time you are out.
One of the many interests I share with my Dad is a love of astronomy.
At a very early age, I remember watching the night sky for meteors, picking out constellations and observing celestial wonders like eclipses and comets. Several weeks ago, I was tucking my daughter into bed. Through her tired eyes she stirred just long enough to say, “Daddy, please wake me up so I can see the blood moon eclipse tomorrow.”
I have to tell you, her simple request put a big smile on my face. She wanted to watch the lunar eclipse with her Daddy, which brought great joy to my astronomy-loving heart.
Crises that buffet the financial markets have become commonplace in recent years: 2008’s banking crisis, the housing market implosion, credit woes at home and abroad, currency fluctuations, natural disasters.
As a result, stock prices have been extremely volatile, sometimes rising or falling by 10 percent or more in a matter of weeks — or even days.
“The past couple of years have been challenging for investors, to say the least,” said Gary Thayer, chief macro strategist for the advisory services group of Wells Fargo Advisors.