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The Feels

The Feels

Pierre Fontenot August 17, 2017 Comments Off on The Feels

July ended with some nice mornings.  On the last July Sunday I had church under a tree, dressed in my jammies, no humidity, a sweet breeze turning wind chimes into a choir. Sitting in

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Miss USA

Miss USA

Pierre Fontenot August 3, 2017 Comments Off on Miss USA

In my early twenties I was living in Dallas, and was invited to a Sunday afternoon block party, in the old, cool-daddy part of town, where the oaks were tall and the houses had

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Like A Recipe That Begins With Two Sticks Of Butter

Like A Recipe That Begins With Two Sticks Of Butter

Pierre Fontenot July 20, 2017 Comments Off on 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 mood…   Like A Long Life And Dying In Your

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How Do You Mend A Broken Heart?

How Do You Mend A Broken Heart?

Pierre Fontenot July 6, 2017 Comments Off on 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 sure where autumn ends and winter begins.  Good people get

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Tender Hearted

Tender Hearted

Pierre Fontenot June 22, 2017 Comments Off on Tender Hearted

I bought a little patch of the planet. I grew up country, tried Far Away and Big City, but some part of me Got Claimed by the rural of my childhood, and I’ve been

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Surefire Tips To Job Success For Young Adults

Surefire Tips To Job Success For Young Adults

Pierre Fontenot May 25, 2017 Comments Off on Surefire Tips To Job Success For Young Adults

First of all, let’s get all this further education stuff off the table.  Let’s talk about you, and this life thang… _   _  _  _  _  _  _  _   _   _

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What I Wish I’d Have Been Told When I Was Graduating From High School

What I Wish I’d Have Been Told When I Was Graduating From High School

Pierre Fontenot May 18, 2017 Comments Off on What I Wish I’d Have Been Told When I Was Graduating From High School

Dear Class of 2017, beware of money. I forget who gave our commencement speech.  Probably said, Be a good American, make your family proud, reach for the stars but keep your feet on the

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Sometimes I Just Sit And Wonder

Sometimes I Just Sit And Wonder

Pierre Fontenot May 4, 2017 Comments Off on Sometimes I Just Sit And Wonder

I was sitting on a country porch, not a person in sight, like when I was a child, making no demands of nature, just five senses and a pinch of patience, open to the

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The Four Seasons Of Nature In Louisiana

The Four Seasons Of Nature In Louisiana

Pierre Fontenot April 20, 2017 Comments Off on The Four Seasons Of Nature In Louisiana

Winter A Louisiana winter is like the distant cousin you only see at funerals.  Some brief pleasantries but no sense a long conversation because they’re here today and gone tomorrow. I had a snow

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Change

Change

Pierre Fontenot March 30, 2017 Comments Off on Change

I used to play with those little Matchbox toys, cars and dump trucks that I kept stored in a shoebox.  There was a patch of yard beneath a big oak, near the swing we

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