Mike Staid has this observation after viewing funeral services for President George H.W. Bush:
Sunday, December 09, 2018
Saturday, December 08, 2018
Drunk by Germans in the dead of winter to stay warm, Jaegermeister’s popularity in the American market is something of a mystery. A syrupy herbal spirit whose chief identifiable ingredients are juniper berries and anise, it was invented in 1878 by…
Friday, December 07, 2018
Thursday, December 06, 2018
Bill Bankhead, of Baton Rouge, says Advocate stories about how the late President George H.W. Bush was respected by members of both political parties reminded him of 1987, when Bill was executive director of the International Special Olympics Game…
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
LAFAYETTE — When pediatric surgeon Deiadra Garrett gets home from the hospital, she needs calm and tranquility, an oasis from work.
Since 2006, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been beloved of the Who Dat Nation. So why not have your favorite fan float on cloud nine with a gift celebrating Brees’ G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) brilliance.
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
With their hiatus in full swing, the Lost Bayou Ramblers appear to live in one of M.C. Escher’s “impossible constructions” where, in this case, the music never stops because the musicians don’t either.
Monday, December 03, 2018
In these days of decreased personal contact between business and consumer (when's the last time your call to a company was answered by an actual human?), this story from Joel d'Aquin Thibodeaux, of Baton Rouge, brought a smile to my face:
Sunday, December 02, 2018
Our stories of culture shock resulting from language misunderstanding usually involve foreign tongues, but in some cases it's accents in our own country that cause problems.
Saturday, December 01, 2018
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Gerald Wray, of Pride, says when wife Kathy asked if he was going to Mass with her the Sunday after the LSU-A&M game, "I told her that after watching the five-hour, seven overtimes game, I felt I had gone through a deeply religious experience.
Lafayette entrepreneur Kyle Allen and business partner Nick Palermo, of Aspen, Colorado, hope to make a deal on ABC's "Shark Tank" at 9 p.m. Sunday.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
BREAUX BRIDGE — A week or so ago, the Florida Street Blowhards took the stage at the Teche Center for the Arts.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Monday, November 26, 2018
LAFAYETTE — Basin Dance Collective will mix dance, paint and movement into one story when it opens its original production, "SURFACE," on Nov. 28.
Saturday, November 24, 2018
The Academie Francaise is the organization responsible for protecting the French language. It is a council of 40 tasked with fending off those who would sully French — mainly us — and has performed its duty since 1634.
In a season that heralds peace on earth and good will toward men, maybe reading can help make us better listeners. Or so I’ve been thinking as I renew my annual tradition of offering a list of recommended books for holiday gifts.
"Macbeth" is Shakespeare’s timeless treatise on subterfuge and vaulting ambition. It is his shortest tragedy and warns against seeking political power for its own sake.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Braving the frigid New York City weather, Lafayette high's Mighty Lions put on a show of a lifetime as they marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Monday, November 19, 2018
LAFAYETTE — A lot of veterans who aren't buried in national cemeteries are not recognized in the Wreaths Across American program conducted each December.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Every year, it’s my pleasure to acknowledge those who step forward out of nowhere, perhaps by some unseen push from their better angels, to deliver a message. I am always and forever grateful.
Friday, November 16, 2018
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Saturday, November 10, 2018
As is the custom, Americans honor their military who serve on Veterans Day. Established in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson to commemorate the end of WWI — formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 — it was original…
LAFAYETTE — If you’re a veteran in the movies and you need legal help, you get Tom Cruise in "A Few Good Men." In real life, you could get an attorney like Greg Saloom, who’s actually seen a courtroom.
Friday, November 09, 2018
Dear Smiley: Many years ago I accompanied my good friend and boat builder, Tony Dugas, on a second trip to Guatemala to assist in a contract negotiation with its navy.
Thursday, November 08, 2018
After Russ Wise told of the "stuffing" craze of years past, when youngsters would see how many could fit in a phone booth (remember those?) or a Volkswagen, Don Garland had this memory:
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
As festival season winds down and darkness descends upon us quicker than even just a few days ago, you know it’s time for the Southern Screen Festival.