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10/03/2015
So much is happening in my life right now I can hardly believe it. This coming Tuesday, I will be flying out of Dallas with Jonathan to Alabama to Marnie’s to stay until Susan, Jonathan and the little girls, Sydney and Emma Jane move to Huntsville...
10/03/2015
“Hotel Transylvania 2” is a lame animated movie that takes some of the most well-known characters in horror and makes them kid-friendly (which I can accept) and unfunny (which I can’t). The main characters are vampires and there’s a lot of talk of...
10/02/2015
’s next production, comedic play “The Foreigner” by playwright Larry Shue, opens Thursday at The Dixie Center for the Arts, is directed by Satish Bharadvaj and is sponsored by Northwood Medical Center. “The Foreigner” won two Obie Awards as Best New...
10/02/2015
Over the past week it has been hard to ignore the media frenzy surrounding a pope’s first visit to the United State since 2008. As a Catholic, I have been asked numerous times during the visit where I stand on the pope. My answer has been the same...
10/01/2015
I usually do not dabble into labeling groups — good or bad. I’m a product of the politically correct generation brought up on politically correct Disney Channel shows. It’s in my nature. But I will make an exception to my rule today. In most areas...
09/30/2015
Back before the turn of the last century — in 1997 to be exact — the Louisiana Legislature created a transportation initiative for Lincoln Parish that gave birth to the idea of the much-talked about Interstate 20 corridor. Improvements to the...
09/28/2015
I am an October-child. I was born on Oct. 12, a birthday I share with my mother, my great-grandmother and my godmother. Throughout my life, I have felt elated when October arrived. I love the cool, clear air, blowing sultry summer away with the...
09/28/2015
In a day and age where our institutions of higher education have to pray several times yearly for no budget cuts from our state legislations, enrollment numbers are crucial factors. Those figures starting this month must have Grambling State...
09/26/2015
Early last week a kitten was rescued from a sewer drain at Wa-Mart. A few days before that a co-worker decided to take in an abused cat that had nowhere else to go. And then there is me — seemingly the one person who is not really a cat fan. But...
09/26/2015
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...
09/26/2015
Money can, after all, grow on trees — family trees. And judging by the $8.4 trillion baby boomers are expected to inherit from older generations in coming years,* we’re not talking chump change. In fact, roughly two-thirds of boomer households will...
09/26/2015
In many parts of the country, it’s harvest season. As a consumer, you will certainly be affected by the labors of farmers — and their particular skill set can also teach you a lot in your role as investor. Here are a few suggestions for putting...
09/26/2015
I keep telling myself moving should be a breeze compared to the lifetime of living I had to dig my way through when I left my home in Ruston of over 60 years. Then there have been the next ten years here in Big D. I am going to miss Texas and all...
09/26/2015
When I was a young boy, attending church was a weekly practice in our household. My parents instilled within me the pattern of church attendance. It shouldn’t surprise you to learn that some of my earliest memories as a child involve church...
09/26/2015
The last “Maze Runner” movie ended with a handful of our teenage main characters escaping the maze and learning they had been put there by a corporation called WCKD (pronounced “Wicked,” just so you know they’re bad guys). WCKD had put them in the...
09/25/2015
Up until the introduction of color film in the early 1900s, monochromatic photography was the only process available. Color images seemed the only logical choice past that point, however black and white photography is still a viable solution....
09/24/2015
At the ripe age of 78, one of the world’s best-known religious figures reached a milestone. Pope Francis landed Tuesday at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland — his first time ever in the United States — on a six-day, three cities tour of our country....
09/23/2015
Early on the morning of Sunday, May 23, 1999, I put on my photographer’s vest — the kind with a bunch of pockets for extra lenses, film, notepads and other stuff — grabbed my camera bag and headed to Grambling State University. The pin knife I...
09/23/2015
The corporations of America always find ways to stay in control. I think we can all agree and say that the constant thirst and need to make more money off the lower class has been taken too far. Over the past years the corporate world has kept...
09/21/2015
The death of the “First Lady of Football,” Eddie Robinson’s 96-year-old widow Doris, last week signals the true end of an era for Grambling State University’s gridiron program. Doris Robinson was her husband’s biggest supporter, and served as a...