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Friday, February 01, 2019

Mom always said that I had asthma as a kid.  So did her father, my papère, and so she knew what the symptoms looked like and what the suffering sounded like.  And the symptoms were always worst for me during cold weather.  For that reason, we never had real Christmas trees at the house.  We …

So it’s 8 p.m. on the day my article for POV is due, and as I’m putting groceries away, I remember that I told my editor I would turn it in by today. Truth be told, I started the article at work, but then got caught up in my “real job” and left the article on my computer without transferring…

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

I can’t remember exactly when it was. Maybe it was during that Monopoly game from my childhood when I was short on money and the only property I could afford was Baltic Avenue—the second cheapest. Or maybe it was after I sold Baltic Avenue to pay the “Get Out of Jail” fee. Or maybe it was af…

I love beans. I really do. I’m not a big meat eater, so beans fill the space of the main protein in my life. I love that I can make a big ‘ol pot of beans and eat on it for a few days and freeze the rest. It’s one of the best “busy person” foods that exist. And let’s face it. If you were rai…

I’ve often spoken of my family on these pages. When I started writing this column, I had four kids. Then it changed to five. I distinctly remember the first time I typed five instead of four. 

Monday, December 03, 2018

There’s these crazy Christmas lights hanging from the front of my house this year. We have resisted the pleas of our children for outdoor lights year after year. They’ve requested, and we’ve said incredibly kind phrases such as “Would you rather hang Christmas lights on the front of the hous…

The first thing that your children run for on Christmas morning is likely presents under the tree. The first thing parents run for is the coffee pot. With all the chaos that Christmas morning often brings, why not think ahead with this make-ahead breakfast casserole!

If you live in PoV Country and your family name is French, chances are that you have Acadian ancestors and that you are certifiably Cajun. And if you’re Cajun, then you have a very special reason to celebrate Christmas every year. And it’s not just the gumbo.

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In the 2014 season, the Nicholls State University football team hit rock-bottom. The Colonels played and lost all 12 of their games in that season and the results mostly weren’t even close. Of the dozen defeats, every, single one was by 10 or more points. Five of the games were decided by 40…

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I love beans. I really do. I’m not a big meat eater, so beans fill the space of the main protein in my life. I love that I can make a big ‘ol pot of beans and eat on it for a few days and freeze the rest. It’s one of the best “busy person” foods that exist. And let’s face it. If you were rai…

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