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A BIT LESS INTENSE

A BIT LESS INTENSE

Brad Goins June 25, 2021 Comments Off on A BIT LESS INTENSE

Experts Say The 2021 Hurricanes Will Be Active, But Nothing Like 2020 By Brad Goins After Hurricane Delta became the second super-storm to batter the Lake Area within two months, folks around here found

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The Safe Months

The Safe Months

Pierre Fontenot May 7, 2021 Comments Off on The Safe Months

A Louisiana meteorologist recently posted this online, “Before y’all go yelling and screaming at me, be warned, the first projected numbers for the 2021 Hurricane Season come out tomorrow.  I will share them, you

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Quiet For A While

Quiet For A While

Pierre Fontenot March 25, 2021 Comments Off on Quiet For A While

It’s not unusual for me to post three Uncle P’s Bedtime Stories a week on the Eighty-one Facebook page.  It was telling, when a friend texted me, “Just checking in.  You’ve been silent.”  By

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‘Good Painting Is Good Painting’

‘Good Painting Is Good Painting’

Brad Goins March 25, 2021 Comments Off on ‘Good Painting Is Good Painting’

Though Hurricane Laura Put Edward Cappel’s Painting On Hold, There’s Still “Plenty To Do” By Brad Goins Born and raised in Lake Charles, artist Edward Cappel says he “always painted.” His mother painted throughout

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Flat Out Perilous

Flat Out Perilous

Kristian Bland February 11, 2021 Comments Off on Flat Out Perilous

Navigating Hurricane Debris By Kristian Bland It might not ever become an Olympic sport, but if it did, the people of Southwest Louisiana would be gold medalists in driving around hurricane debris. The traditional

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Beaten To A Pulp

Beaten To A Pulp

Brad Goins February 11, 2021 Comments Off on Beaten To A Pulp

Laura Dealt SWLA’s Timber Industry A Catastrophic Loss By Brad Goins  When LSU AgCenter’s County Agent Jimmy Meaux says, “we’ve lost a lot of pine trees in the forestry industry,” he’s not exaggerating. While

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‘Music Has Always Been My Go-To’

‘Music Has Always Been My Go-To’

Brad Goins January 21, 2021 Comments Off on ‘Music Has Always Been My Go-To’

Musicians, who depend on live audiences for their income, have been especially hard hit by the pandemic. A Nov. 28 NPR story by John Burnett, “COVID-19 Hits Hard For South Louisiana’s Cajun Musicians,” looked

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Writing In The Year 2020

Writing In The Year 2020

Pierre Fontenot December 31, 2020 Comments Off on Writing In The Year 2020

New Testament parables were meant to be understood by the people of their times.  Seed and soil, fruit and tree, sheep and shepherd, you didn’t have to be educated to immediately understand.  When I’m

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Mount Trashmore

Mount Trashmore

Brad Goins December 31, 2020 Comments Off on Mount Trashmore

What Does Your Storm Debris Say About You? By Brad Goins Not long after Laura hit, local government sent out a press release that made it clear that when people put their wreckage from

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MREs

MREs

admin November 19, 2020 Comments Off on MREs

When I was a 12-year-old kid living on the West Coast, my best friend and neighbor, Scott, and I were always hanging out and getting into something. Like most adventurous boys, when the mundane

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