A new voice in Washington is about to be heard with an upcoming congressional campaign. There is a great deal for a new leader and representative to absorb in a short time as that voice is our only one on that side of the capitol. Before that, though, a quick word of thanks.
I wish the very best to Congressman Rodney Alexander. I thank him for years of service, both in Washington and in Baton Rouge. He has been active in visiting with and voting the views of his constituents. I don’t know that anyone would ever say that they completely agree with 100 percent of the votes or positions of any elected representative, as that is impossible. In large part we send members to Congress to express our positions, but often it is difficult to garner the position of the people. We thus have to count on the sound decisions of our leaders, trusting their intellect and judgment. Rodney has done a great job, and now he passes the torch on.
Legend has it New Orleans was given the name “The Big Easy” for the ease at which jazz musicians could find work and hone their craft in the culturally rich metropolitan. Although never proven as fact, jazz has long been associated with New Orleans, and even on a broader spectrum, Louisiana. However, with the Smithsonian having the world’s most comprehensive set of jazz programs it has designated April as being Jazz Appreciation Month, or JAM.