It is the season of Thanksgiving, and in the past week, Domestic Abuse Resistance Team has experienced so many thoughtful and generous acts of kindness that I thought a Thanksgiving column might be appropriate.
Early last week, we received a phone call from a nice young man named Dustin, a student at Louisiana Tech University. He was finishing up with exams and heading back to Kilgore, Texas, for Thanksgiving and quarter break.
Without driving an issue into the ground, we now have seemingly survived the shutdown at the federal level. The purpose of today’s comments is not to attack the Affordable Care Act. I am simply commenting on the state of affairs in Washington and to a lesser extent in Baton Rouge. There is too much bitter partisanship. Elected officials should be “partisan” to the taxpayers.
A new year has beckoned and that means 12 months of exciting, tough-to-predict happenings in the world of sports.
Here are some of our prognostications, observations and suggestions for 2015:
WELCOME ABOARD, MIKE: I might be more optimistic and hopeful than a spokesman for a Dale Carnegie course, but I believe this might finally be the year that the best men’s basketball player in Louisiana Tech University history receives a special phone call.
Late winter and early spring are the peak months for planting vegetable gardens in our region, but for those who enjoy fall gardens and their bounty, August is the beginning of the fall planting season, which continues until late November. I know it is hard to believe but the summer heat will soon give way to cooler weather, creating ideal conditions for the salvaged spring garden plants such as tomatoes and peppers.