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Are You Working? Stop It! Right Now

Are You Working? Stop It! Right Now

Brad Goins January 19, 2017 Comments Off on Are You Working? Stop It! Right Now

A loyal reader who called me on Dec. 15 encouraged me to complete a task on the day she called, because, she said, “after today I’ll be out until ‘til the first.” My first

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Keep An Eye Peeled

Keep An Eye Peeled

Brad Goins January 5, 2017 Comments Off on Keep An Eye Peeled

Before long, the entire wall space of the old Rikenjaks building will be covered by works by local artists. That’s an especially big deal when you consider that none of the recent tenants have

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Hawke: Louisiana Actor And Musician

Hawke: Louisiana Actor And Musician

Brad Goins December 15, 2016 Comments Off on Hawke: Louisiana Actor And Musician

The highly promoted remake of The Magnificent Seven, whose stars include Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, was shot last year in Baton Rouge. Another of the film’s stars was Ethan Hawke. Hawke must have

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Homeland

Homeland

Brad Goins December 1, 2016 Comments Off on Homeland

Lake Charles poet Jennifer Reeser’s new poem — a sonnet — was just published by the well-known periodical National Review. I had no idea that National Review published poems. But it’s been a few

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Justin Martindale & The Backstabbers

Justin Martindale & The Backstabbers

Brad Goins November 18, 2016 Comments Off on Justin Martindale & The Backstabbers

Lake Charles native Justin Martindale began producing and recording his own music when he was 17. His first solo EP, Justin Martindale & The Backstabbers, just dropped. Let me provide a few brief notes

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A Guy Driving Down The Road

A Guy Driving Down The Road

Brad Goins November 4, 2016 Comments Off on A Guy Driving Down The Road

In the last couple of weeks, if you got tired of reading about Les Miles’ firing or the race for David Vitter’s seat or a flock of high school football games, you could always

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The Round About

The Round About

Brad Goins October 21, 2016 Comments Off on The Round About

I moved to Lake Charles on July 1, 1999 — just in time to witness the closing of the great used record store Zypien’s. In the 15 years since, Lake Charles has had little

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What’s Wrong With The American Symphony?

What’s Wrong With The American Symphony?

Brad Goins October 7, 2016 Comments Off on What’s Wrong With The American Symphony?

What’s wrong with the American symphony? I think we can find the answers in this season’s schedule for the Symphony of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. The season begins on Sept. 17 with a performance

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Snapshots Of The Flood

Snapshots Of The Flood

Brad Goins September 15, 2016 Comments Off on Snapshots Of The Flood

There are always a good number of brilliant writers around. But even the most brilliant can’t do justice to a full-scale disaster right after it happens. With the Louisiana Flood, as with Hurricane Katrina,

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Geek Championship

Geek Championship

Brad Goins September 2, 2016 Comments Off on Geek Championship

I’m a couple of decades too old to know what the word on the street is. But I have an army of young fans who keep me completely up to date on developments as

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