Columns/Opinions

Tue
08
Jul

Supreme Court quell Obama decisions

Two decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court in recent days should quell President  Obama’s use of executive orders to try to side-step Congress in doing what he wants to do regardless of how lawmakers feel on certain issues.
There is a reason for the three branches to government – checks and balances – and although I don’t always  agree with decisions handed down by the Supreme Court, it seems they got it right on these two rulings 
 
Tue
08
Jul

What’s with tradition around the world?

This writer recently celebrated her birthday and it was quite a memorable one with a nice meal, some  thoughtful gifts and spending time with loved ones. It’s interesting how we uphold certain birthday traditions within
our families and culture. I’ve been blessed to celebrate a few birthdays in other countries  and I find it fascinating to learn more about how others celebrate their birthdays around the world so here’s a little insight
 
Tue
01
Jul

Freedom is as precious as life itself

On Independence Day we celebrate the gift of America given to us 238 years ago by the founders of our great nation.  Freedom is as precious as life itself. But its true value is rarely appreciated by people unless it is either threatened or lost.
 
Tue
01
Jul

What’s the deal with a reception?

This writer is obviously still in the middle of planning my wedding so please just bear with me as we have another wedding themed column this week. This time it’s regarding the tradition of the wedding reception – and I
must say there is some fascinating history behind this tradition. 
 
Tue
24
Jun

More awards won in LPA contest

I have a very proud staff of employees after they learned last week that we had won fourteen additional press awards – including six first places – in the Louisiana Press Association’s better newspaper contest. Winners were announced at the 134th annual convention of the LPA held in Biloxi, Mississippi, last week 
 
Tue
24
Jun

The world and I watched action in Brazil

Unless you’ve not watched television or checked out the news in the last week or so then you’ve most likely realized that the world is currently celebrating the 2014 World Cup. It occurs every four years in an intermingling of countries converging upon the host to find out who rules the world in soccer (well football actually). 
 
Tue
17
Jun

Cantor’s loss is sign of things to come

As everyone has heard by  now, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican Congressman from Virginia, was soundly defeated in a primary election last Tuesday by an unknown Tea Partier Dave Brat. Various commentators from different news networks have tried to tie the loss to a dozen different things – amnesty support by Cantor, losing touch with his constituents, and other issues 
 
Tue
17
Jun

Wedding traditions: why June?

This writer may not be marrying in June, but there’s just something synonymous with the warm month that kicks off summer and weddings. I’ve never really known why this is until I came across a blog post by Christian fiction
author Cynthia Hickey, which was posted recently on the Christian Fiction Historical Society’s blog site (www. christianfictionhistoricalsociety. blogspot.com)
 
Tue
10
Jun

Remembering D-Day seventy years later What “

Seventy years ago last Friday, June 6, the Americans, British and Canadians stormed the beaches of Normandy in the largest amphibious invasion of Europe since the Persian king Xerxes invaded Greece in 480 B.C. Victor Davis Hanson, a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution and Stanford University, summed up the events of that era in a classic column that we’d like to share with our readers. 
 
Tue
10
Jun

What “city folk” don’t understand

This writer saw the following list posted on a friend’s social media recently and thought: “Wow, I can relate to about every single one of these!” And I thought many of you, readers, could too. So here’s the list of “20 Signs You Grew Up in a Small Country Town
 

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