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What is the role of the citizen?

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As a citizen, what is our job?  What is our goal?  What do we strive for in ourselves and others as it regards the place we live?  Do we focus on what we get out of or can take away … Continue reading

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What are your priorities?

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What priorities does a person have?  How can you look at someone, at yourself, and tell what priorities they have.  How can you tell if what they espouse is actually what they believe?  This seems like a simple enough question … Continue reading

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Why do we have Easter?

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Do we have Easter for the Easter egg hunts?  Is it for all the chocolate bunnies or yellow and pink marshmallow peeps?  Is it just a good excuse for a long weekend away from work and school?  Why do we have Easter as … Continue reading

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Principled Writing

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What is the point of writing?  Is it to entertain?  Is it simply to let the world know your thoughts?  Why do we write (or direct, or sing, or act for that matter)?  And why should we do these things?  … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas (Belated) and a Happy New Year

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I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and were able to enjoy friends, family, food, and all the blessings of the season.  May the New Year bring you hope and happiness.

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The Chicken and the Egg

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As some of you may remember from a prior post, early this spring, after moving from one state to the next, Katie and I decided to embark upon another adventure, raising chickens for eggs.  Minus those lost to bobcats and … Continue reading

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Kahre & Co.

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If you’re ever in the area, there’s a great little coffee shop on the south side of Shreveport, LA called Kahre & Co. Their building is tucked away in a cozy little shopping village, and they have everything there from … Continue reading

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Fall is Coming …

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So for those of you who have lost hope, and find it too depressing to even look at your thermometers, fall is actually on the way. Regardless of the number of triple digit days in a row, cooler weather (much … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Turkeys

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So Katie and I decided that having half a dozen birds wasn’t enough, well I decided and “convinced” Katie.  At any rate…  we bought turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Figure 1 – Chicks in the mail. Figure 2 – Two … Continue reading

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Mom’s Fried Okra

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Something I have waited on from the garden for months is the okra.  One of my all-time favorite memories as a kid is mom cooking her fried okra.   The smell would pull me into the kitchen, and being shorter than … Continue reading

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