I occasionally babysit my good friend’s 10-year-old daughter; nothing special, just helping her with homework, making sure she gets a bath, eats dinner and gets in bed. My friend is taking doctoral night classes at Louisiana Tech University. Her classmates had lots of questions for her when they learned her daughter is blind. But they stared at her with open mouths when she told them that most of the babysitters including me are blind as well. “Are you serious” they asked in utter disbelief. This negative response came from educated graduate students studying here in Ruston where it is all too common to see blind people active around town.
Happening today: Louisiana Tech’s School of Design invites the public to an opening reception for Material Landscapes, tonight from 5-6:30 p.m. in the first floor gallery of Hale Hall on the Tech University campus. Material Landscapes will be on exhibit now through May 2.
It was a Town Hall, with the mayor and the sheriff and the district attorney, each speaking seriously, advocating support of DART and the end of domestic violence, for the good of all.
It was a Community Fundraiser, with pastors and bank officials, school groups and business owners dropping by to offer a check or a pledge to DART, to help us with our biggest need this year — the replacement of our old children’s activity building at the shelter, which must be torn down due to termite damage.
It’s something we’re getting tired off — the albatross that just won’t go away.
Yes, we’re talking about the state of Major League Baseball.
It’s time to clean up the game, as Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun agreed this week to a 65-game suspension imposed by Major League Baseball over evidence that he used Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs). That after years of denial on his part about using such substances.