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The Very Worst Of Up Front

The Very Worst Of Up Front

Brad Goins September 5, 2013 0

Welcome to this special 30th anniversary selection of the very worst stories that have appeared in the “Up Front” column in the last five years — which are the years that have passed since

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On Writing For Lagniappe

On Writing For Lagniappe

Brad Goins September 5, 2013 0

I started working at Lagniappe on the second day of 2000. On the first day of 2000, I sat in my Lake Charles apartment listening to the news that George Harrison had been stabbed

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Nobody Does It Better

Nobody Does It Better

Brad Goins August 15, 2013 0

Somebody at the governor’s office has figured out how to work the email machine. On July 18, the first of a series of press releases came out of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office. The big

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On Haters And Hipsters

On Haters And Hipsters

Brad Goins August 15, 2013 0

I actually don’t read anything, because I feel like the haters really like to hate out loud and that people who love sometimes love quietly. So I don’t really listen or look at anything.

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He’s A Socialite; I’m James Bond

He’s A Socialite; I’m James Bond

Brad Goins August 1, 2013 0

I read recently that there’s some group or organization or something that’s named “SWLA Socialite.” I’d say that’s tantamount to a group of old, wealthy New Yorkers on Madison Avenue getting together and calling

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Extreme Dream Fulfilled

Extreme Dream Fulfilled

Brad Goins August 1, 2013 0

In A Grueling 277-Mile Kayaking Of The Colorado River, Roman Ryder Went From Being “Totally Scared” To Having “The Best Feeling”   When it came time to kayak the Granite Rapids of the Colorado

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On Clichés

On Clichés

Brad Goins August 1, 2013 0

Wazzup? Hey, is it hot enough for you? I think I wrote another File 13 about clichés a long time ago. But I always say, if something is worth saying once, it’s worth saying

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I’m Fixing To Write This

I’m Fixing To Write This

Brad Goins July 18, 2013 0

Here’s a question that ran in The Informer column of the American Press on page 3 of the July 3 edition. I quote it verbatim: “What is the status of us giving tanks and

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High-Spirited Brothers

High-Spirited Brothers

Brad Goins July 18, 2013 0

With Louisiana Spirits, Two L.C. Brothers Revitalized The Country’s Handcrafted Rum Industry And Spawned An Unprecedented Business Opportunity By Brad Goins Brothers Trey and Tim Litel grew up in Lake Charles. They both graduated

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On Nonsense Dialogues

On Nonsense Dialogues

Brad Goins July 18, 2013 0

Let’s begin our brief visit to the world of nonsense dialogues by considering a dialogue that’s absurd but not at all nonsensical. The dialogue comes from the famous scene in the Monty Python movie

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