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Artist Meredith Piper revels in homecoming

The Red River Revel returns Sept. 30 through Oct. 7 at Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport. The festival brings visual and performing artists and art lovers from near and far. This year, the Revel is bringing one artist to town for a very special homecoming.

 
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Actor takes leap of faith to produce first LA Film Prize entry

Katie Walker has some simple advice for anyone hesitating about pursuing a dream. “Go for it,” she says emphatically. That’s the advice she gave herself when she decided to produce a short film for this year’s Louisiana Film Prize competition. After working in front of

 
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Co-working spaces offer entrepreneurs room to grow

The office landscape has changed dramatically through the years. One of the growing trends is co-working spaces. In a co-working environment, freelancers, remote workers and independent professionals work side by side in a shared, communal setting. Surveys show that workers in these environments feel a

 
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The Road to Recovery

Published on June 2, 2016 in Featured, Health, Life, Running

I stood there for I don’t know how long, staring at the front door of my own house. My shrimping boots had given up days before, but that didn’t matter as the rising lake water engulfed me and our home. My body was numb. My

 
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Creativity finds a new home

The headlines from Hollywood these days sound like a broken record. ‘The Greatest American Hero’ Gets Fox Remake With Phil Lord & Chris Miller A gender-flipped ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ won’t solve Hollywood’s sexism problem There’s an all-female Ghostbusters – how about a male Thelma and Louise? It’s not

 
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Learning the Xs and Os of life

Published on November 15, 2015 in Featured, Life

Hadley and I walked into the crowded diner and found our way to a table in the middle of the room late Saturday morning. Hadley had just come off the field after playing his best football game of the season in the Souper Bowl. Now

 
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Upon further review

Published on October 11, 2015 in Featured, Life

Football… When the men of the NFL play the game, it is strategy and skill colliding violently on the field of battle — a sort of human game of chess. It’s technical aerial assaults supported by a crushing ground attack. Whichever team wins the battle

 
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Resolve will carry you through

Published on January 6, 2014 in Featured, Life, Running

Sports have long been used as metaphors for life. Truth is, participating in sports really can teach a lot of truths that apply in every facet of life. Take my son and his first season of T-Ball, for example. Hadley was so excited to start

 
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New Year’s Revolution

Published on January 2, 2014 in Health, Life, Running

For 2014, I chose a new way to start New Year’s Day. I ran the Black-Eyed Pea run. It’s a long-standing tradition for a lot of the runners here. But I never have participated. I guess this year I just wanted to do something a

 
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Running for Steve

Published on October 24, 2013 in Life, Running

The sky was that perfect shade of blue. Just enough wispy clouds lingered to paint the pink, red and orange of sunset across the horizon. The trees, just starting to take on the colors of fall, were reflected in the still waters of the Red

 
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