Sunday, November 05, 2017
Friday, November 03, 2017
Thursday, November 02, 2017

Fellow curmudgeon Dudley Lehew, of Marrero, shares my distaste for people who call, usually at inconvenient times, to try to sell you stuff:

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Paul Major, of Livonia, says, "After watching perhaps a little bit more football this past weekend than was good for me, I began thinking about the phrases that many of the announcers/commentators use when describing the action on the field.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Monday, October 30, 2017

Our word for today, class, is "karma"?— the Hindu principle of retributive justice, involving the effect of past deeds on future events.

Sunday, October 29, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Harry Clark, of Lafayette, says he once hired "a strapping young fellow" named Joe, who had just been discharged from the Marine Corps:

Monday, October 09, 2017
Sunday, October 08, 2017
Friday, October 06, 2017
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Willie Price, of New Iberia, tells a story from the late 1970s, when H?tel-Dieu hospital was operating in New Orleans. The Catholic facility, whose French name means "hostel of God," was sold to the state in 1992 and became University Hospital.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Roy Robison, of Baton Rouge, offers a timely comment: "It's ironic that these big-time college football programs include those smaller colleges on their schedules and refer to them as 'rent a wins.'

Sunday, October 01, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

"We all know and hate traffic photo tickets," says Danny Nodurft. "When I got one on Saturday, I looked at it and it was my car. However, I wasn't driving it. Turns out my son did. So, in mild protest, I sent the following missive with a check:

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Dudley Lehew, of Marrero, says he and Mary, his wife for over 30 years, celebrate the night they first met rather than their anniversary, and he tries to make it special:??

Monday, September 25, 2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Just in case you're getting tired of our series on squirrels, here's a rabbit story. (OK, so it's a rabbit/squirrel story, but at least I'm getting other animals involved. Bear with me; and no, that wasn't an animal-related remark.)?

Friday, September 22, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dr. Hypolite Landry, who was the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner for 26 years, is also a long-time pilot. He recalls his "once in a lifetime" flying experience:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Monday, September 11, 2017

Ben Valentine, of Gonzales, says, "My grandson, Josh Valentine Jr., a freshman at East Ascension High School, attended the LSU-Chattanooga football game in Tiger Stadium Saturday with his younger sister, Rayna, Uncle Joel and his dad, Josh.

Sunday, September 10, 2017
Friday, September 08, 2017
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

"Having an identifiable Baton Rouge accent is a fine thing, but having a Ponchatoula one seems to have its benefits as well," says Margaret Hawkins, of Ponchatoula: