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02/20/2015
There are three cultural activities coming up in our region that I’d like to let you know about. First, at 7:30 p.m. today at Howard Auditorium, Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Music...
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02/20/2015
A few weeks ago I wrote a column that included several books that were to make it to the big screen. The two movies Slade, my husband, and I have seen this year were both adaptations of two very...
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02/19/2015
Happy birthday, Mom. Today, as my present to you, I wanted to write about how much I love you and show my appreciation of you to everyone. My mom is my hero and I thought I should let you know why....
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02/18/2015
When I was a kid, burning leaves in the backyard was one of my favorite pasttimes. Taking deep breaths of the wood smoke was just about as close to country in the city as one could get. The low-...
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02/16/2015
It appears, at least for now, that we’re going to dodge Mother Nature’s bullet. For days now those of us who pay attention to the weather have been watching predictions of snow and ice for our area...
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02/16/2015
When teenagers on the National Youth Advisory Board, comprised of teens from all over the country, were asked to finish the sentence, “Love Is…” the answers were sweet and sentimental. “Love Is … the...
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02/14/2015
In a cliché, “I remember when,” sort of fashion, I can clearly remember exactly when I first opened my Facebook page. Being in college at the time that Mark Zuckerberg’s invention began to take off...
Darden, Jessica 2014.jpg
02/13/2015
There is no denying that in life there is a double standard for men and women. With an older brother, I can vividly remember telling my mom how unfair it was that he was allowed to do certain things...
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02/12/2015
On the corner of El Dorado Street and Houma Boulevard, in Metairie, my hometown, was always the sweet spot to catch the “Metairie parades,” which is what citizens of south Louisiana call them. It was...
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02/11/2015
How do you forget that the helicopter in which you were riding was not shot down by Iraqi ground fire? If that sentence sounds a bit convoluted, so is the thought. But that’s exactly what NBC News...