Do You Know What Your Fifth Grader is Reading?

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT --I was at the ballpark this weekend watching a local college baseball game.  As I took my seat I noticed a lady a couple of rows behind me reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, and I wondered – does she know that’s below her Lexile level?  She shouldn’t be reading … Continue reading Do You Know What Your Fifth Grader is Reading?

Boston Marathon: The fans and the runners share the greatest race

By John Ruberry Tomorrow morning the 118th Boston Marathon will begin 26.2 miles from Boston's Back Bay neighborhood in Hopkinton. It will be the most most closely-watched of the Grandaddy of all Marathons because of last year's savage bombings by two Islamist terrorists near the finish on Boylston Street that killed three people and injured … Continue reading Boston Marathon: The fans and the runners share the greatest race

Easter, Take it or leave it

but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,  1 Corinthians  1:23 Yesterday at the Easter Vigil mass in the midst of the over two hours of readings, baptisms, and song was my pastor's sermon on Easter where he spelled out why it is the most complicated day on the … Continue reading Easter, Take it or leave it