Single in Cenla

Posted August 2016

August 2016 CoverSingles in Cenla, especially those living in small towns, often have trouble connecting with other single folks.  The dating scene can be a nightmare.  Online dating websites can make your head spin with the many choices. Challenges arise for singles to meet other singles, whether they are in their 20s, 30s, 40s, or 50s or 60s or older. The single life often is a baffling realm.  Friends and family members, in a well-meaning way, may offer suggestions to help end your singlehood. “Change your hairdo”, “Lose some weight”, “Dress up more”, “Sit up straighter” and a plethora of other “helpful” hints are suggested. Friends will try to set you up on a blind date. But if you are not successful [...]

Celebrating Summer and Thinking about Fall at River Oaks

Posted August 2016

As Summer heads into its hottest months, River Oaks features one of the hottest exhibits of the year, the highly anticipated Summer Show entitled ‘Summer of Fortune’. “The pieces are inspired by fortune cookies given to the artists earlier in the year,” explains River Oaks Executive Director, Rachael Dauzat. “The resulting pieces were an ensemble […]

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Looking For Answers?

Posted August 2016

Everywhere you turn, you run into rhetoric about the latest killing or political situation or racism.  Bad things always seem to make the news, and it’s easy to get a warped view of today’s world.  I’m not blind to the evil in the world; I’m saying we have to be careful not to let it […]

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Manhattan Madness: Broadway Coming to Alexandria

Posted August 2016

Join us for Manhattan Madness in Alexandria, August 19th and 20th. These two stellar evenings of song and laughter will unite Tony Award Winner Faith Prince and L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award Winner Jason Graae in a delightful evening of song. Veterans of 17 Broadway shows between them, this pair takes to the stage singing […]

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Eat Your Way to Brain Health

Posted August 2016

What you eat has a huge impact on your brain. The correct combination of certain foods can enhance memory, build new brain cells, and even help ward off Alzheimer’s disease. The M.I.N.D. diet, developed by researchers at Rush University in Chicago, can slash the risk of developing Alzheimer’s by up to 53 percent. M.I.N.D. stands […]

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Medicare And Military Health Care

Posted August 2016

Since Alexandria has historically had a prominent military presence, I thought I would try and summarize an article from the June 13 Investment News publication. It discusses the interaction of health coverage for active duty personnel, TRICARE for Life for retired military and spouses, and veteran’s health benefits. While on active duty, most service personnel […]

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Today I Am Sad

Posted August 2016

Today, I am sad. The world appears dark and frightening from my eyes. The light is growing dimmer and fading like a candle about to be extinguished by hot molten wax.   Today, when I look in the eyes of others I see fear, the same fear that a small wild animal feels when he […]

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