Dog Tales

Life is better with dogs. I should know, since I have a whole family of six of them living with me and my husband, kids, and cats! Here are a few tales of heroic dogs to brighten your weekend... It was 4:30 am when a sleeping couple was awakened by their two dogs recently. The … Continue reading Dog Tales

My Lion King Moment

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – We lost our eighteen year old Boston Terrier last week.  She was a rescue and was about three years old when we got her.  Checkers has been the sweetest, most loyal little dog I’ve ever had and she gave me hours of laughs with her comical antics.  She was very … Continue reading My Lion King Moment

Looking Past the Surface

By: Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – It has been a crazy week of weather all across the country; here in Louisiana we’re going from 80 degrees on Christmas day to 24 degrees this weekend.  Our neighbor, Texas, suffered numerous tornados a couple of night ago with eleven fatalities and numerous injuries.  The communities of Rowlett, Sunnyvale, … Continue reading Looking Past the Surface

Gay marriage: Another reason Muslims may want to reconsider emigrating to America

By John Ruberry Like it or not, same-sex marriage is the law of the land. As a conservative with libertarian leanings, I favored civil unions for gays for years, in essence, marriage in all but name. What is now called traditional marriage reaches back into pre-history--social norms should not be thrown overboard so quickly. As … Continue reading Gay marriage: Another reason Muslims may want to reconsider emigrating to America

Does Michael Vick Deserve a Second Chance?

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Here in my little burg of Shreveport, a robust debate is underway about Michael Vick; I bring this up because I’m interested in how this debate plays in other parts of the country. You see, Michael Vick, as you may recall, is now probably more famous for his dogfighting conviction … Continue reading Does Michael Vick Deserve a Second Chance?

The Most Aptly Named Dog on the Planet: Braveheart

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT - When Pete invited me to join his writing team he said, “You can write about whatever you want to…” within reason, of course, and most of the time I write about politics because that’s just what I do.  But something else has been on my mind this week so I … Continue reading The Most Aptly Named Dog on the Planet: Braveheart

“I was wrong it’s still funny”

Sheldon:  Is the Whip App contextually appropriate here? Leonard:  Yes, but I think you waited too long for it to be funny (Sheldon runs Whip app all laugh Leonard:  I was wrong it's still funny Big Bang Theory 2012 For the last several days on Facebook on twitter and during at least one segment on Morning … Continue reading “I was wrong it’s still funny”

Rufus the Airdale dead at 14

We interrupt this blog to announce the death of my Brother's dog Rufus at the ripe old canine age of 14. My brother lives just over the 5th street bridge in the 2nd floor of the house that my wife and I lived when we first got married (we were in a tiny 3rd floor … Continue reading Rufus the Airdale dead at 14