The magic is running out for Merlin

Even with bright spring sunshine streaming through the windows, it's been a gloomy weekend in our house. It's never fun when you're on a death watch ... even if it's only for a cat. For the past 14 years, Merlin has been the scourge of birds, chipmunks and unfamiliar visitors to our home. And, often, … Continue reading The magic is running out for Merlin

Report from Louisiana: Cajun Relief Crowd Funding Allows for Donations to Specific Flood Victims

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT --  I wrote on this blog a couple of weeks ago about the excellent work the Cajun Relief Foundation is doing in helping Louisiana’s flood victims get back on their feet as the politicians dicker over who will oversee the $1.6 billion in federal relief dollars.  As of this date, none … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Cajun Relief Crowd Funding Allows for Donations to Specific Flood Victims

Cause and Effect California Law Enforcement Edition

Malone: You just fulfilled the first rule of law enforcement: make sure when your shift is over you go home alive. Here endeth the lesson. The Untouchables 1987 Leonard: ...Sheldon, you can’t train my girlfriend like a lab rat. Sheldon: Actually, it turns out I can. Leonard: Well, you shouldn’t. Sheldon: There’s just no pleasing … Continue reading Cause and Effect California Law Enforcement Edition

A baby’s right to a hard life

In 2 months, Lord willing, our fourth child will be born. He won't be like the previous three. He has a rare heart configuration that essentially has his aorta and pulmonary artery switched up. There's also a hole in the wall that separates the ventricles of his heart. His is a situation for which many parents … Continue reading A baby’s right to a hard life