September 22, 2020

Proud of Being in the Military!

Special holidays like the Memorial Day always have, for good reason, a special acknowledgement of those military service men and women who have defended our country for so many years.  There are few veterans in congress today.  Most politicians reflect the comment of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who, when asked why he did to volunteer for the military, said he had “other priorities.”  They don’t think it’s all that important to serve one’s country.  Spoken like a true chicken hawk.  I’m proud of my military service.  The Army and the National Guard for 12 years.  From time to time, I get out my old uniform (it still fits).  Take a look at the moving video below about being proud of military service.




Are You Entitled?

Below is an excellent video on the perspective of millennials in our country today. There’s a great deal of talent, but also a sense of entitlement. Here is an excerpt of Simon Sinek, a commenter on today’s younger generation from an episode of Inside Quest. It is well worth a few minutes to review. And as Simon says, put down your smart phones while you watch.




September 16, 2020

LSU FOOTBALL AND RACE RELATIONS!

OK, OK. I know The New York Times is not a popular publication down here in the deepest of the deep southern states. And boy did they get things riled up in a recent article on the editorial page saying that black athletes are being exploited at LSU. They went further to say that whenever LSU gets beat in football, judges in Louisiana are harder on defendants, particularly in the person charged is black.  Hummmm!  Are you skeptical?  Take a look at my new column where I analyze the national publication article. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by  Clicking Here.




September 9, 2020

OUR LIVES WERE CHANGED BY 9/11

It was 19 years ago this week. A horrific scene glued by TV watchers all over the world, as two planes hit the World Trade Center in New York City. So many lives lost, and so many questions still on answered.  This event dramatically changed our lives, and brought a whole new wave of security facing all Americans. Where were you on 9/11? I write about my personal experiences in this week’s column. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.




September 2, 2020

ALL LOUISIANA KIDS HAVE A RIGHT TO INTERNET ACCESS!

Louisiana has always lagged far behind other states in educational attainment. Now we just get some news from the state Board of Education. If your kids are going to learn virtually, they have to have access to the Internet.  So what’s new? This information has been obvious for a number of years. I wrote about it in this column eight years ago. Take a look at my column now to see my thoughts on why the state is lagging so far behind. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.




Amazing video of artist Vincent van Gogh!

I have always been fascinated by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh. He was known to transmute vibrant colors and great detailing of his everyday observations onto the canvas. The poor artist died with little money and during his lifetime, he managed to sell only one painting. Often referred to as the ‘Mad Artist,’ van Gogh is today regarded as one of the most popular Post-impressionist painters. Many of his paintings are on exhibit in Paris, and below is a marvelous visual video portrait of the amazing and gifted painter. I thought you might enjoy.




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