New Orleans is such a city of diversity, variety, culture and craziness.
How could this happen?
The city itself could be the source of so many wonderful nicknames of professional athletics teams. We’ve already had the Buccaneers, the Saints, the Jazz, the Pelicans, the Brass, the Hornets and the Zephyrs. All worthy of a team nickname.
And that’s why Wednesday’s announcement left me cringing in my chair. The New Orleans Zephyrs Triple A baseball team has morphed into the New Orleans Baby Cakes.
“If you build it, they will come.” The line that worked for Kevin Costner’s character in “Field of Dreams” is what the city of Ruston hopes will happen in the industrial park that’s being developed on McDonald Avenue near Beacon Light Road.
Earlier this month, aldermen unanimously approved buying 59 acres to add to the 100 acres the city already owns in the area. Over time, that new $312,200 purchase could pump millions of dollars into the local economy if companies locate there.
In the purest sense of the word, I’m a feminist. To qualify that, I’ll define what that means in my mind.
I believe, wholeheartedly, that no one should be able to tell me I can’t do something just because I’m a woman. On the flip side, I don’t believe that anyone should be able to tell men they can’t do something because they’re a man either.
The opposite of these two statements is equally true. No one should be able to tell anyone — no matter their gender — that they have to do something (have children, cook, take out the trash, be the breadwinner) solely based on gender.