An often cringe-worthy but humorous time in many people’s lives can be linked back to the adolescent days of braces. The phase of thousands of tiny rubber bands, frequent trips to the orthodontist, desperate need for toothpicks and awkward smiles for yearbook and prom pictures.
Mark Twain said never to let the truth get in the way of a good story. As someone who deals in the currency of truth – numbers – and who also prides himself on being an above average storyteller, I am happy to report that that there is a good story to tell in North Louisiana, and it’s all about the numbers.
To market, to market, but which should you choose? Why not try them all? North Louisiana is home to hundreds of local farmers, chefs and artisans who love to participate in the face-to-face atmosphere and nostalgia of the local farmers’ market.
Jake Wood with the Shreveport Aquarium is also preparing for the much-anticipated early opening of Salt, the restaurant within the aquarium coming this summer. “Salt is going to be a new American sustainable dining experience with a focus on Louisiana seafood,” Wood said.
When Dylan Roof murdered nine African-Americans at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S. C., on June 17, 2015, it reignited deep-seated feelings of blacks and civil rights activists on two fronts.
You see, removing monuments, rewriting textbooks, redacting words in literary works (such as “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”), legislating political correctness, snubbing films like “Gone with the Wind,” or even banning the display of the...