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Columns

10/20/2011
It never seems to end, you know? Phones! Just this morning, the first thing that jumped on the Yahoo page browser was a new announcement about phones. Just yesterday there was a write-up about the Apple Phone 5, no 4SI. Who really knows what it is...
10/19/2011
So once again another week goes by and no catchy headlines that say the National Basketball Association has reached a consensus about the collective bargaining agreement. The only headline has been about labor talks lasting obscene amount of time...
10/19/2011
One of the most vivid and terrifying memories I have as a young child involves the circus. But, it’s not a tale of evil clowns and giant elephants as you might suspect. Instead, my fear stemmed from a much simpler instinct — not wanting to be...
10/19/2011
A big success is just a bright idea whose time has come. Sometimes, try just being silent for a while, look into the honest, unflattering mirror of your mind and endeavor to find a straightforward answer to those nagging doubts and fears that keep...
10/18/2011
During the last week I was out at a deer camp and noticed a field of oak trees that had been planted to some special trees that they had gotten from the Department of Forestry. I asked what kind were they and they couldn’t remember. Well I have some...
10/18/2011
Oct. 16 – 22 marks ADHD Awareness Week. ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a serious public health issue. The mission of ADHD Awareness Week is to educate the public about ADHD by disseminating reliable information based on the...
10/18/2011
Election Day: Saturday, Oct. 22 If one read this column last Tuesday, I repeat a point, and I respectfully suggest that it is no less important. Some have taken the opportunity during early voting to cast a ballot; the rest have the chance to vote...
10/18/2011
Children who are overweight or obese are a problem that is becoming more and more prevalent. According to www.letsmove.gov, nearly one in three children is overweight or obese. There are many things that parents can do to help their children avoid...
10/17/2011
Recently, volunteers from NAMI Ruston, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, were invited to speak to the New Hope Baptist Association in Jonesboro. Representatives from a total of 25 churches participated in the...
10/17/2011
Four years, two U.S. presidents and six Congressional floor votes later, Louisiana farmers and ranchers are a giant step closer to realizing the nearly $2.5 billion in new agriculture exports projected with the implementation of free trade pacts...
10/17/2011
Q: My twin boys will be 3 years old next month. They sleep in the same room. They’ve recently taken to getting out of their beds (together, although one seems to be the ringleader) every night, over and over, for up to two hours. They make a lot of...
10/15/2011
Even the sports fan who admits to only a smidgen of knowledge about various teams, schools, players and coaches will likely have heard of Grambliing State University. Let me count the number of times that I’ve been out-of-state and somebody would...
10/15/2011
I knew I had this because my Papaw Fields had given me this long ago. Now, whether I could put my hands on it or not was an entirely different question. After a little bit of searching, I remembered where I put it and I found it … and I’m glad I did...
10/15/2011
Question: My wife and I are expecting our first child. The lady we bought our auto insurance from is suggesting a whole life policy for $100,000. Is that enough coverage? Too much? Is this the right kind of policy?   Answer: A $100,000 policy should...
10/15/2011
Several years ago, a book titled “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” was quite popular. As the title suggests, the book argues that men and women are vastly different from each other, particularly in their emotional needs and in the way they...
10/15/2011
Caregiving is seldom easy — it involves providing financial, physical, emotional and spiritual support to someone who is unable to live independently. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, approximately 44 million unpaid individuals (mostly...
10/14/2011
I’m back in Dallas, but still missing the whirlwind pace of my week’s visit in Ruston. Every day there, I did from two to four extracurricular things with friends. Never have I had a better time with friends. I especially enjoyed my visit one Sunday...
10/14/2011
The sluggish and struggling economy has made people cut back on a lot of things over the past few years, and it comes as no surprise that along with cutting back on amenities and wants, Americans are also slowing down their production of babies.
10/14/2011
LindaOne, my dazzling full-color mobile LED display, and I were invited to be a part of the Claiborne Parish Fair parade in Haynesville this week. The grand marshals were all area military veterans. They rode on the float behind me. A big banner in...
10/14/2011
Myriad articles abound analyzing Steve Jobs’ legacy, dissecting the “7 Ways He Changed the Music Industry” to “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Steve Jobs.” Not one has taken it in stride to ponder his effect on the average human being. More...