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Talk a walk with me for a moment… You are 18 years old and have decided to dedicate yourself to a life of service to your country by joining the Armed Forces. You enlist and head off to basic training just two weeks after high school graduation. You become an adult overnight, as you learn ho…

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Monday, July 01, 2019

It’s a hot and muggy Sunday dusk. A man from PoV country has just knocked-off from a seven-and-seven hitch offshore. Heavy from the duffle bag slung over his shoulder, he slowly stoops down from his driveway to pick up the newspaper that the delivery person–probably the local high school qua…

Monday, June 03, 2019

A few weeks ago, I found myself driving to Memphis for a meeting. The distance between Raceland and Memphis along I-310 North and then I-10 West and then I-55 North totals only five-and-a-half degrees of latitude on the map, but it takes a good five-and-a half hours to get there. That makes …

Friday, May 03, 2019

There’s a four-letter word we use frequently around our house during the summer. As I write this article, we are just a few weeks away from the end of school, and the word is already floating around our house, hanging in the air, making its way into our summer vocabulary. 

“You not gonna get nothing else till you eat what’s in front of you.” How I hated those words as a kid. Even worse, the continual reruns of Popeye the Sailor cartoons broadcast on WWL gave Mom the animated idea that spinach would actually be appealing to a young boy who should want forearms …

Monday, April 01, 2019

How fortunate we are. We’re in the middle of crawfish season which is in the middle of Lent. For us mudbug-loving Cajuns of PoV country and all our out-of-town converts, it’s admittedly not much of a sacrifice to abstain from meat on Fridays and Holy Days when you have crawfish available and…

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 …

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The effects of grieving can result in a variety of negative emotions including anxiety, stress, and severe depression that can lead to suicidal thoughts and actions, but for some of us who maintain these feelings, it can act as a catalyst for creativity. It is the art of sublimation, where P…

While preserving the traditional exterior of their home, homeowners John and Kathy Sirois focused their attention on revealing the features of their 1974 home with a fresh perspective. Dark trim and cabinetry, outdated wallpaper and carpeting gave way to a light color palette. Old lighting f…

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