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The Road to Recovery

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

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

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

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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If it runs like a duck…

I stepped outside yesterday and was greeted by the first rays of sunlight, a beautiful sky and crisp morning air. I said it was going to be a great day for a run. Down on the riverfront, a frigid breeze chilled me to the bones.

 
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A season of transitions

Change is in the air. There is no denying it. Here in north Louisiana, the temperatures and humidity have slipped out of the triple digits and settled in the 90s. And if you put your ear to the ground, that sound you will hear is

 
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Get off that treadmill and into the game

The treadmill sits in the corner these days, collecting more dust than it does miles. When I first started running, that ol’ treadmill felt like my best friend. I was 39 years old. I had done a few things in my life, but running never

 
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A Brave new world

Thursday night officially goes down as a rainout — a rather unceremonious ending to a quite glorious season for the Shreveport Dixie Youth T-Ball Braves. The team finished the regular season with a record of 10-3. I’m not sure a single player on the team

 
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Grand Ole Opry: Stepping onto history’s main stage

Published on May 4, 2013 by in Featured

I got a taste of Southern Americana this week. Like rockin’ on the front porch under a full moon on a steamy night in July, sipping an ice-cold, syrupy sweet tea. Yeah, it was that good. I visited the Grand Ole Opry. The tour was

 
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