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That Feeling You Have

That Feeling You Have

Pierre Fontenot April 2, 2020 Comments Off on That Feeling You Have

…wasn’t it just the other day, that feeling that it was going to be just another March, thinking about spring and gardening, and then a week later, it’s the strangest March of your life,

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Getting On The Front Porch Is Easy

Getting On The Front Porch Is Easy

Pierre Fontenot March 19, 2020 Comments Off on Getting On The Front Porch Is Easy

I said Hey to a stranger.  It’s what Louisiana people do.  She hey-ed me back.   Our brains, they just know – FAST – whether a stranger is local or elsewhere.  I said, “Where

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Just The Clothes On Their Back

Just The Clothes On Their Back

Pierre Fontenot March 5, 2020 Comments Off on Just The Clothes On Their Back

Two years ago they built their dream home, in the middle of a ten-acre ark, complete with a few cows, some goats, chickens, dogs, a cat, and a pet bird. They have five children,

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The Power of Little Moments of Kindness

The Power of Little Moments of Kindness

Pierre Fontenot February 20, 2020 Comments Off on The Power of Little Moments of Kindness

A nineteen-year-old boy jumped off a bridge.  “I remember the fall vividly,” Kevin Hines says.  “25 stories, 75mph, 4 seconds.”  His back was shattered, but he survived.   Kevin’s childhood behavior was erratic.  At

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Good Year To Be A LSU Freshman

Good Year To Be A LSU Freshman

Pierre Fontenot February 6, 2020 Comments Off on Good Year To Be A LSU Freshman

Once upon a time there was no LSU football.  Who’d-a-thunk, the first team was formed by a chemistry professor!  First season, played one game, lost 34-0, to Tulane.  The early history of LSU football

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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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