Along with the increased plantings of citrus trees in the area over the past several years, inquiries about certain thorny, citrus trees with large lemon-like fruit have been coming to my office. In the last two weeks I have had two samples of the unknown lemon tree brought in for identification. This is easy. The tree in question is the trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliate)
The countdown to 2016 has just about begun. If you’re like many people, you might be mulling over some New Year’s resolutions, such as hitting the gym more, learning a new language or taking a cooking class. All are worthy goals, but why not add some financial resolutions as well?
Notice the title of my column — “Amaya a city boy?”
The title plays on my last name and my New Orleans roots.
In correct grammar, my title asks if I really am a city boy.
When I moved to Ruston in 2010, Ruston’s culture shook me to the core.
I landed in an area known for country twangs, peaches and not a lick of alcohol on Sundays — of course the alcohol rules have changed since then. This is far from the traffic and festivities of New Orleans.
Question: I am job hunting. I had a series of interviews with a company and thought they were interested. Now they tell me I am not a good fit for the position. I am very frustrated and discouraged by this news. To be honest, my confidence is shot and I am having trouble motivating myself to continue the job search. How do people put up with this process?
Answer: Would you allow yourself to play a mind game with me?
Let’s go back and imagine yourself in the last job interview you had.