August 5, 2020

NUTRIA-IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER!

How about those little critters that seem to be taking over Louisiana and other coastal states? Nutria didn’t exist down here in deep South until the last 50 years. What to do? What to do? Are there any solutions?  Well, yes, if you want to be experimental. Did you know that these little varmints make a tasty dish? Now don’t rush to judgment. Read my new column and see if you agree. It may change your whole gastronomic approach to your next meal.  You can read the column now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.




New Podcast about Louisiana!

Here are some big news. We have a new podcast basis. My colleague Rannah Gray and I have started a podcast about the fascinating things one can find in our home state of Louisiana. And where to begin? Whether it is the food, the music, art, politics, you name it, Louisiana is often called the most northern of the Caribbean countries. Our first episode is listed below. So take a listen and learn some new things you might not know about the Bayou State.




Time for some Dancing’.

Do you like to dance? I sure do. OK, I’m not very good at it. But everyone likes to think they have a little rhythm, and get out on the dance floor from time to time. Actually, I was pretty good back in high school. That’s why I like the movie, Footloose so much. Here’s a great video below of many of the great dance scenes, all to the same Footloose song.  Take a look and listen.




July 29, 2020

CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND JUDGES!

Money, money, money goes the song from the Broadway show Cabaret. And this should be an issue in Louisiana comes to electing state judges.  Insurance lobbyists push through legislation in the recent session of the Louisiana Legislature that limits rulings of judges when it comes to automobile injury cases. But if money is the problem, why did not the legislature deal with that issue of campaign contributions to judges? I write about this thorny problem in this week’s column. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.




July 23, 2020

READING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES!

What do you do when you’re in the middle of a pandemic, stuck at home, and bored to death? You read of course!  Book sales are at an all-time high throughout the country, as people have more free time. I write about the joy reading in this week’s column. And you’ll find some interesting facts about. reading in other countries. Take a look and see if I have sparked your interest in picking up a good book, particularly if it’s from The Lisburn Press. You can read the column now by clicking on the Red Flashing Box above, or by Clicking Here.




July 16, 2020

THE LOSS OF CHEF PAUL AND HIS RESTAURANT!

Chef Paul Prudhomme is a Louisiana national treasure. He put Louisiana on the map of culinary specialties to food buffs all over the world.  Chef Paul  died some years back, but his name and reputation has continued over the years at K Paul’s restaurant in New Orleans. Sadly, now it is closed for good. I take a look at Chef Paul’s career, and my long friendship with him in this week’s column. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.




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