Archive for May, 2014

Pantocrator and Theotokos: Archetypes for Veneration

Posted May 2014

As I write this column, LSUA is winding up the spring semester. Our student art show is up in the University Gallery, exhibiting hand colored prints by students in the film photography class. There is both a sense of angst and relief on campus as students prepare for final exams, while the dreams of summer […]

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How Can You Enjoy Your Angles Unless You Deal With Your Demons?

Posted May 2014

One of the things they said about Jesus was that he cost out demons.  He seemed to realize that demons can stand in our way of true happiness and fulfillment.  And the irony of this is the fact that some of us enjoy and protect our demons, and give them a prominent place in life.  […]

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LSUA Chancellor Dr. Daniel Howard

Posted May 2014

Dr. Daniel Howard may be new to Louisiana, but he is certainly not new to higher education. Having spent his career on college and university campuses, Howard was selected in January of this year as the newest chancellor at LSU of Alexandria following a nationwide search and began his official duties on March 1st.   […]

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Parish Health Rankings 2014: Time For Reflection

Posted May 2014

Every spring, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin’s Population health Institute, publishes the “County Health Rankings”.  The results provide a snapshot of health in the state and the opportunity to devote time, energy and money to areas of particular concern.   The results are divided into “Health Outcomes”, based […]

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National Park to Host 5th Annual Cane River Music Festival

Posted May 2014

The Cane River region has a rich tradition of live musical performance. The community was once home to numerous juke joints and dance halls, where farm workers could enjoy an evening of live Creole music, blues, jazz or early rock-and-roll. In honor of this tradition, Cane River Creole National Historical Park will host the 5th […]

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1251 Barrister: A Restored Craftsman Cottage Refreshes Barrister Street

Posted May 2014

1251 Barrister Street is a textbook example of a Craftsman cottage that has had few alterations made to the exterior and interior character since the home’s construction circa 1920. The home, recently restored by Barrister Street residents John and Sid McDaniel, features freshly painted wood siding, restored original wood windows, a Craftsman style front door—which […]

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Prudent Planning

Posted May 2014

Many of you are aware of the tax savings instrument available to you known as the health savings account. This is a program funded by you and/or your employer that can be used to cover deductibles and co-pays in a high-deductible health insurance policy. An article in the January, 2014 Forbes, gives ideas on how […]

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The Love of a Mother

Posted May 2014

There are no softer words than those spoken by a mother.  There is no gentler touch than that of a mother. There is not a more comforting place than in the arms of a mother. Mothers come in all ages, colors, shapes, sizes and species, but they all have one thing in common—the extent of […]

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Raise A Glass To Alexandria Zoo

Posted May 2014

Join Friends of the Alexandria Zoo (FOTAZ) at Wild Night of Art on Friday, May 30th beginning at 6:30pm at Central Louisiana’s wildest venue for an evening unlike any other in the area.  Wild Night of Art is a brand new, adult-only evening event at the Zoo featuring art, wine and wildlife.  All proceeds will […]

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Heaven Is For Real

Posted May 2014

I wish I had thought to write a book.  The new movie, “Heaven is for Real,” is based on the true story of four-year-old Colton Burpo, who made it through an emergency appendectomy and apparently had a near-death experience and went to heaven for a bit.   Crazy? Not so much. Funny thing is the […]

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