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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

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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