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Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
Do you ever have a hunch or gut feeling? Where you are convinced, almost instantly, by feelings that you cannot always explain? Some folks call this intuition, which comes from the Latin word “intueri,” meaning “knowledge from within.
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Monday, Oct. 21, 2019
“When it comes to Shreveport’s success, division is a luxury we cannot afford,” Perkins said. “Everyone must have a seat at the table. Not because it is fashionable, but because each seat provides a unique perspective, a particular take on what it means to live, to love and to struggle in Shreveport.
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Monday, Oct. 7, 2019
And while others may demonize, belittle or smear us for what we believe, defending yourself can be exhausting – even being hated by people who have known you for years simply because you expressed a conservative position or supported a Republican politician.
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Monday, Sept. 9, 2019
Regret is a fundamental element of decision-making. After all, life is full of choices, and many of them are uncertain ones – the one who got away, the job you didn’t take, the money you didn’t save, the fight you wish you hadn’t had – there’s always going to be something that.
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Monday, Aug. 26, 2019
Or, “it’s not that simple – it’s complicated.” But is it, really? The philosopher Confucius believed, “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” I think that’s mostly the true. I mean, things might be hard, but all in all, they are seldom that complicated.
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Monday, Aug. 12, 2019
for the October elections ended Thursday, Aug. 8. Of course, to use the word “qualifying” is somewhat of a misnomer. It’s like calling aluminum foil “tinfoil” (there’s nothing “tin” about it) or pulling up in your “driveway” when it’s actually only used for parking.
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Monday, July 15, 2019
Moreover, the sales pitch from Mayor Adrian Perkins has already started. In a resolution prepared by the Mayor’s Office, the mayor urges that “there are many capital improvements projects which are needed for the growth, prosperity and proper functioning of the city.
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Monday, July 1, 2019
Adrian Perkins issued an apology to the Sam Cooke family recently during the Let the Good Times Roll Festival in Shreveport for what Mayor Perkins says was the unfair treatment that Sam Cooke received here more than five decades ago when he was arrested for disturbing the peace.

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