When I was in primary school, my family and I lived in Midland, Texas.
I had great teachers in my early years there. My second grade teacher was Mrs. Friemel, and I have many great memories of her. One thing that stands out to me even today is that she taught us about the importance of healthy eating during our science/health lesson. One particular lesson was called “You Are What You Eat.”
There was a song that went with it, which I cannot seem to remember, but the lesson itself has stuck with me all through the years.
Speaking with civic clubs, church groups, various organizations and sometimes schools is not unusual for the writer. Included in those sojourns have been talks at classes at the law school, college, high school and elementary school levels. Most of these have been enjoyable, with some more challenging than others. One of the more memorable — and challenging — occasions was when I spoke to a group during the Christmas season.
Appropriately enough, this one is going to be scary.
The New Orleans Saints take on the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight, and the Who Dat Nation find themselves watching a team at a crossroads.
A win will put the Saints firmly back in the hunt for a top spot in the NFC. A loss will leave them at 4-4 and wondering if they’ll even reach the playoffs this season.
Even worse, it was announced earlier this week that the Saints will have to go again without top two running backs Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas. The Saints have gone 3-2 since losing Bush to a broken leg.
Let’s face it. For the most part, unless something tragic happens — like Hurricane Isaac — Democratic hopefuls for the presidential seat don’t visit Louisiana.
That is not because there is no one here who likes President Barack Obama. In fact, according to the Office of the Federal archives, of the 1,906,761 people that voted in Louisiana in the 2008 election, exactly 782,989 voted for Obama. That comes out to be approximately 41.06 percent of Louisiana voters. While it’s certainly not a majority, it’s still a pretty good number.