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For God So Loved The Average

For God So Loved The Average

Pierre Fontenot January 23, 2020 Comments Off on For God So Loved The Average

I’ve been attending some local high school basketball games.  Lots of teams, lots of players, but so far, not a single player is college material.  They’re all high school average.     Once upon

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Uncle P Answers Santa’s Mail

Uncle P Answers Santa’s Mail

Pierre Fontenot January 9, 2020 Comments Off on Uncle P Answers Santa’s Mail

Dear Santa, Can you bring me a new name for Christmas?  My mom stuk me with one of theese stupid made up names and I hate it.  I can’t even spel it.  I just

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An Abbreviated History Of Alcoholics Anonymous

An Abbreviated History Of Alcoholics Anonymous

Pierre Fontenot December 19, 2019 Comments Off on An Abbreviated History Of Alcoholics Anonymous

Before Caesar, before Alexander the Great, before Ramses II, before mankind figured out axle and wheel, humans were fermenting grain and fruit and making hooch.  From day one, some people couldn’t stop drinking.  Billions

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Why The Old People Don’t Cry At Funerals

Why The Old People Don’t Cry At Funerals

Pierre Fontenot December 5, 2019 Comments Off on Why The Old People Don’t Cry At Funerals

When I was young, and 75% of the people at a funeral were older than me, I noticed that the older they were, the less likely they were to cry. I wondered why. My

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Gentle On My Mind

Gentle On My Mind

Pierre Fontenot November 21, 2019 Comments Off on Gentle On My Mind

This is a story about peace – but first, indulge me the chance to play meteorologist, not in forecasting, but in reporting, my way, a gentle autumn Sunday in the American south, “The weather

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Billboard Lawyers

Billboard Lawyers

Pierre Fontenot November 7, 2019 Comments Off on Billboard Lawyers

When I was a kid, lawyers had an aura, the profession was Up Here (picture my hand raised high)… and now they have to stoop to buying their Up Here on billboards, just dragging

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The Water Into Wine Funeral

The Water Into Wine Funeral

Pierre Fontenot October 17, 2019 Comments Off on The Water Into Wine Funeral

So there I am, second row, behind the family, the paternal grandmother of the boy to my left, the maternal grandfather of the boy to my right, the mother, there she is, one chair

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The Family 9/11

The Family 9/11

Pierre Fontenot October 3, 2019 Comments Off on The Family 9/11

Many zip codes away, two parents are signing organ donor forms for their son, age 16.  Friday was innocent, until it wasn’t. Small school football, makes a routine tackle, doesn’t get up. Sirens to

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Somebody Has To Do The Wondering

Somebody Has To Do The Wondering

Pierre Fontenot September 19, 2019 Comments Off on Somebody Has To Do The Wondering

Saw a pack of youngsters, all looking at their phones, such a different way of growing up, and I wondered, will their brains turn out different than mine?   Even among my age peers,

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Secrets To My Sanity

Secrets To My Sanity

Pierre Fontenot September 5, 2019 Comments Off on Secrets To My Sanity

I avoid politics like I avoided little green peas on my childhood plate.   There’s so much news, it goes so fast, what seemed so Crisis! yesterday is today barely mentioned, and there it

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