When consulting my dictionary recently, I was somewhat surprised to learn that the colloquial expression “tacky party” was not to be found there. Thus I suppose it would be in order (for the benefit of the uninitiated) to fill you in on just what a “tacky party” is, or, perhaps more accurately, was.
My head is filled with so many different thoughts as I sit down to write this week’s column. I am thinking of the heartfelt and humble Christmas Angel requests we have from children who have lived with the fear and stress of family violence. I am considering the fact that for many of those children, the holidays will not bring sweet and comforting family traditions, but instead a guaranteed mounting tension in the home, a growing anger, an increase in curses, threats and beatings.
Louisiana Tech University at … Shreveport. That could become part of the local jargon if the Legislature approves a proposal to consolidate Tech and Louisiana State University-Shreveport.
The latest merger impetus comes out of a study commissioned by Shreveport-Bossier business and industrial leaders who are looking for strategies to significantly improve higher education in their area.
Question: A year ago, my husband and I sat down and set some financial goals. We wanted to get out of debt and start saving some money — neither of which we have ever done. A year later, we have not made any real progress. We have the income ... we just have not seemed to make ourselves do it. Are we hopeless?