Food Truck Blues

Have you heard about our latest venture? Or is it our latest adventure? Maybe our latest misadventure. We’ve opened a food truck serving pulled pork sandwiches, stuffed baked potatoes, and nachos. My parents used to say, “If a marriage...

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If the World Had a Front Porch

Tracy Lawrence has a new song out, and I really like it. It’s called “If the World Had a Front Porch.” Let me clarify by saying I really like the song, but I think making it a reality would be a disaster.   Tracy starts off...

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The Great Mustard vs. Mayonnaise Debate

All right, it’s time! I’ve been gearing up for this article because, honestly, it causes heated debate in our household. Oh, wait! Can a debate be heated if only one person is taking part? And is it really a debate?   John has...

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Television Justice

My dad, John and I enjoy watching movies. We pop our popcorn, grab our favorite beverage, and sit in the dark night after night glued to the television screen. Our theatrical tastes run from comedies to westerns to documentaries to true crime. We...

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Can an Engagement Include Ice Cream?

  Our oldest, Nathan, proposed to his girlfriend Kat last month. We love her dearly and are beyond excited for them. Cameron married Gracie a year ago this month, so we knew what questions to ask this time.   “Did you hire a...

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Why is Louisiana Obsessed with Rice?

John and my father have an ongoing joke between them, a running gag. My father thinks people in Louisiana eat too much rice too often. John disagrees. My dad complains when John cooks rice as a side dish or part of an entrée, and the two men...

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Why Do We Boil Animals We Found in a Ditch?

One of my first red flags when I visited Louisiana was this obsession with crawfish. Remember, I had a lot of concerns and rouge-colored flags about moving away from my beloved Texas. The promise of twenty-four-hour casinos and Mike the Tiger...

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Can Relationships Be More Like a Limited Series?

  I’ve got a confession to make. No, I’m not confessing to a crime, just an addiction. And it’s not a criminal addiction, not in a legal sense. I’m addicted to limited series shows.   For those of you who...

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When Are Little White Lies Okay?

My friends at “Psychology Today” completed a survey that claims ninety-five percent of Americans cannot go an entire week without telling a lie. That result strikes me as harsh, but let’s review the definition of a...

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