These thoughts are not written in the context of anger but wonderment. Well, maybe some irritation is at the core. The wondering is where we have come from, where we are and our ultimate safety in this country.
One may know only scant history to recall the stories of the American Revolution. Then we know that our government passed and enacted a Constitution in 1787. Thereafter, twelve amendments to the Constitution were proposed, ten of which were enacted. The First Amendment deals with freedom of speech, religion and press and assembly. The Second Amendment deals with militia and our Right to Bear Arms. If it were not for the weaponry, such as it was during the revolution, there would not have been a Constitution, a First and Second Amendment, nor a country for that matter.
Christmas has come and gone, but the giving spirit of people all over our community continues to lift the hearts and lives of families served by Domestic Abuse Resistance Team. This was my first year to be involved with the Christmas Angel Project from behind the scenes. In the past, I just went to DART’s office or one of the tree locations and picked up a few angels. This year, I was able to witness firsthand what a significant project this is, and how much it does to provide Christmas for our families.
When couples live together in a committed marriage or partnership, domestic compatibility differences come to light — one leaves the cap off the toothpaste and misplaces car keys; the other may insist there’s just one way to load a dishwasher. We’re not always on the same page as our partner or spouse when it comes to habits and attitudes, but assuming that you have mutual financial goals, you need a clear road map for reaching them together. You might be surprised to learn just how differently men and women approach the journey of investment planning.
I’ve been fascinated with the panther— aka puma aka cougar aka mountain lion— since 1949. That was when my dad, who worked in predator control for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries introduced me to one that was hanging around the Red Dirt National Wildlife Refuge in Natchitoches Parish.