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The 10 Commandments For Driving In Louisiana

The 10 Commandments For Driving In Louisiana

X. Thou shalt not go when the light turns green.  This commandment is for everyone’s safety. Drivers in Louisiana think green means go, yellow...

[Read More...] Kristian Bland July 20, 2017
In Doubt? Close It.

In Doubt? Close It.

Southwest Louisiana schools continue to close because rain is in the weather forecast. Let’s take the case of McNeese State University — one of...

[Read More...] Brad Goins July 20, 2017
Pizza, Curry, Hummus And More

Pizza, Curry, Hummus And More

By Mario Pacetti I’ve had so much good food lately that I’ve decided to highlight some of it. I’m still amazed by all the...

[Read More...] Mario Pacetti July 20, 2017
Matt Bell’s Meteoric Rise To CrossFit Greatness

Matt Bell’s Meteoric Rise To CrossFit Greatness

By Danny Garrett Born to Run, written by Christopher McDougall, is one of my favorite books. McDougall tells the story of the Tarahumara, a...

[Read More...] Danny Garrett July 20, 2017
Kleckley Defends Barras

Kleckley Defends Barras

Former House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, now a government affairs advisor at Adams & Reese in Baton Rouge, recently said that he thought his successor...

[Read More...] Jeremy Alford July 20, 2017
Like A Recipe That Begins With Two Sticks Of Butter

Like A Recipe That Begins With Two Sticks Of Butter

Like morning sunshine on your forearm… Like a mockingbird solo… Like the unmistakable sincerity of a grandmother’s smile… Like waking up in a good...

[Read More...] Pierre Fontenot July 20, 2017
A Fond Look At What’s Been Lost

A Fond Look At What’s Been Lost

Lost Lake Charles by Adley Cormier.  Charleston, S.C.: The History Press, 2017,  136 pp., $21.99 A Review By Brad Goins Photos provided by McNeese...

[Read More...] Brad Goins July 20, 2017
The Three Amigos

The Three Amigos

Our featured picture this edition is of some mighty fat frogs. These giant amphibious beasts had a belly full of crawfish, and hadn’t missed...

[Read More...] Rocke Fournet July 20, 2017
All Or Nothing

All Or Nothing

I’ve always felt there should be a high sense of pride and accomplishment if you’ve earned the opportunity to play for a national or...

[Read More...] Rick Sarro July 20, 2017
Took It Too Far

Took It Too Far

The art house San Francisco Dungeon has planned a two-day experimental “Rat Cafe” for those who feel their coffee or tea is better sipped...

[Read More...] Chuck Shepherd July 20, 2017
Are Bitcoins The New Gold?

Are Bitcoins The New Gold?

You probably didn’t hear about it on the evening news or read about it in your local newspaper, and the president didn’t Tweet about...

[Read More...] Michael Kurth July 6, 2017
How Do You Mend A Broken Heart?

How Do You Mend A Broken Heart?

I attended a funeral today.  Kin by heart, not by blood, of someone I met in the gray end of life, when you’re not...

[Read More...] Pierre Fontenot July 6, 2017