There is nothing I love more than curling up with a good book, and being that Sunday is National Book Lovers Day, I thought it worthy of a discussion.
I love books of all kinds — fiction, nonfiction, biographies, poetry collections, plays. You name it, I read it. I love the classics. I love Hemingway, Plath, Vonnegut and Fitzgerald. I love contemporary fiction, like Chuck Palahniuk and Amy Hemphill. I love poets like Charles Bukowski and Anne Sexton. I love nonfiction writers like Tom Brokaw, Tom Wolfe and Hunter Thompson.
I can only hope everyone else loves books as much as I do.
Day after day there are men and women on the streets of Ruston and Lincoln Parish who provide a service to residents.
Those individuals go above and beyond what we as residents perceive their duty to be. Officers and deputies alike take a personal interest in the safety of their community members. This isn’t just our home and people we know and care about — this is the home of our local law enforcement as well. They want it to be a safe place for their families, as well as the rest of us.
Before the Christmas holidays I had the chance to swing by the Lincoln Parish Museum to talk with James White and Margaret Ann Emory, museum director, about an exhibit they currently have on display.
This exhibit of churches illustrated by White was truly remarkable. But while I was there, Margaret Ann also showed me another exhibit that was on display.
As we walked into the back room of the museum, I was floored by the exhibit that was before my eyes. Enclosed in multiple cases, which will remain on permanent display in the museum, were countless Native American artifacts.