You Don’t Know Until You Know

Do you know where your friends are? I don’t mean their physical locations, although that’s important too. I’m talking about their emotional locations, as in how are they really and truly doing. And I’m not talking social media...

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Don’t Be Afraid To Turn Your Rudder

Do you ever find words of wisdom in a billboard sign, a television show, or a fortune cookie? The other day I was watching a show from the 1990s, “Northern Exposure”. One character, Maurice Minnifield, is a retired astronaut. His...

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Is There Too Much Mayhem in Mardi Gras?

It’s Mardi Gras season—time for bright colors, King Cake, masks, beads, and parades. I never celebrated the holiday until I moved to Louisiana. And let me tell you, I’d missed out on a lot of fun!   When I was sixteen, my...

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Silent Gen + Gen X + Gen Z = ?

I don’t know about you, but I needed a refresher course to write this article. So here we go! The Greatest Generation was born between 1901 and 1927. The Silent Generation was born between 1928 and 1945—my dad’s generation. Baby...

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Can Mythical Creatures Learn To Smile and Dance?

In my last article I bragged about all the state, uh, well, things that Louisiana has made official. Louisiana claims strawberry, sweet potato, mayhaw jelly, Louisiana sugar cane jelly, gumbo,  Natchitoches meat pie, beignet, pirogue, and...

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It’s Official!

This week’s article is meant to educate and enlighten you. If you aren’t feeling the need for either, then you might want to skip to the classified. Or you might want to keep reading so you can let me know that my article did neither for...

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Mayhaw Jelly Makes Me Cry

Our five senses connect us to our environment and help us make more informed decisions. Our nervous system even contains a dedicated branch, called the sensory nervous system. But which one is the most powerful?  Most people would argue that...

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I Want To Know Now!

I’ve been running the roads between Shreveport and Grand Cane. During my time in the car I’ve been listening to the radio, including the commercials. Honestly, I’ve enjoyed some commercials more than the songs. I mean, who knows? A...

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X Marks The Spot

In a previous article, I’d written about my Christmas traditions, and how they’d changed as my life had changed. Here is one tradition that got lost over the years, but I’m hoping to revive it soon. When I was a kid, my parents...

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