Opinion

Mother of Mary

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If you have read my column, you know that I write about where I am in life and what is on my heart and mind at the time I sit down to write. This week we celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ.

Louisiana still named a ‘Judicial Hellhole’

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Though the state moved down a spot in the rankings, Louisiana’s toxic legal climate earned it the No. 5 spot among the nation’s “Judicial Hellholes.” It’s the eighth year in a row the Bayou State has graced the list of hellholes, deemed the most unjust local courts and state civil justice systems in the country.

Yes Ava – There is a Santa Clause

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Among all the negativity, all the divisiveness and all of the lack of respect for our fellow man, it’s time to take a time out and reflect on what is truly precious to us. The era of the cynic is among us and it is contagious if we allow this to influence our lives. Instead of thinking the glass is half empty, instead of wringing our hands in anguish and instead of declaring the nation is lost we need to reflect on what is truly important and be thankful for the many blessings we truly have.

Get the drunks off the road in Louisiana

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Louisiana has always been a “free and easy” state when it comes to drinkingand driving. Visitors are dumbfounded when they see drive-through Daiquiri shops across the state. Just as prevalent are the drive through liquor stores that punctuate the Bayou State.

The Three Wise Men – Part 2

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Over the years this story of the Three Wise Men has been expanded and embellished to depict an even more historical event that provides more detail than the Bible to the men This is not in conflict in any way to the Biblical interpretation but gives us an even better understanding of the men that came to worship Christ as an infant.

Plan for change

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I can’t believe 2020 is finally almost over. I don’t know about you, but when I look back at everything that happened in 2020 and how much things have changed in just one year, I am amazed and a bit scared at the same time.

Donating plasma a strong option for COVID-19

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With over 40 years in healthcare, I have witnessed many challenging times. I do not think anything matches the pandemic that we are currently encountering. I’m a baby boomer and I must admit, we are not accustomed to sacrifices like the generation before us encountered. It is the time for all in our community to work together to aide our neighbor and friend in fighting this disease.

The Three Wise Men – Part 1

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It’s amazing what difference a year can make. A year ago I was scratching my head as I tried to come up with subjects to write about. After years of writing, everything I had called for had come to fruition. Regulations that strangled American business were disappearing. Stifling taxes were diminished. ISIS was defeated and the American military was once again the cream of the crop of military might.

Support Small Business in Phase II… it’s important

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For 10 years now, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been known as Small Business Saturday, a time designated for shoppers to go out and support the mom and pop retailers, the local employers who serve as the heart of their community’s economy. But in 2020, as with so many other things, Small Business Saturday takes on a new tone and importance. This year, Small Business Saturday was just as much about pure economic survival as it is about doing the right thing.