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June 28, 2019 - 2:49 pm
How did you learn about sex? The red state of Texas has focused on teaching abstinence-only sex education in its school for over 20 years, but members of the Texas Board of Education are considering adding new topics to the sex ed program. The new areas include: ‘sexual risk reduction methods,” “...
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June 26, 2019 - 12:45 pm
Four new events have been provisionally added to the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. The new events are: breakdancing, skateboarding, surfing and climbing. Of the four new events, breakdancing seems to be causing the most controversy. Facebook posts abouts this story focused most on...
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June 25, 2019 - 12:21 pm
In this case, the accused and the accuser both made reprehensible comments about the same alleged event. President Trump is being accused by another woman of sexual assault; and in this case, the allegation fits the classic definition of rape. In saying the claim is completely false – Trump said,...
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June 24, 2019 - 11:38 am
A private ceremony was held at the Orpheum Theater in downtown New Orleans Saturday afternoon for the iconic music legend known to the world as Dr. John. I was honored to have been among the special guests invited to attend the tribute to “Mac” - the name many who knew him well used to refer to...
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June 14, 2019 - 12:39 pm
Why are restaurants so much more crowded on Mother’s Day than on Father’s Day? The efforts to do something really special for mom on Mother’s Day are greater than the collective efforts to make dads feel special on Father’s Day – but that may be changing. Men and women are different – but the...
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June 12, 2019 - 1:11 pm
Have you noticed that we now live in a world where it is not enough to have opposing opinions – the ultimate goal seems to be criticizing people in an effort to tell them how to lead their lives? The brief video I posted on my Facebook page of the Naked Bike Ride in New Orleans over the weekend...
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June 10, 2019 - 11:32 am
The passing of iconic New Orleans chef Leah Chase left many with an emptiness - an emptiness that might be filled by supporting a way to honor Miss Leah. One of the things that helps us deal with the loss of a famous person is thinking of ways to forever pay homage to that person. Leah Chase’s...
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June 10, 2019 - 7:21 am
There is a mystique about New Orleans that was born in the city’s early relationship with voodoo from those who came from Africa and the Caribbean. Dr. John epitomized that New Orleans mystique like no other artist. Early on June 6, 2019, Malcolm John Rebennack, known to the world as Dr. John, died...
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June 06, 2019 - 12:51 pm
Thursday, June 6, 2019 is the 75th anniversary of the invasion of the beaches at Normandy, France. The United States joined Allied forces on a mission to liberate France, and ultimately Western Europe, from the control of Nazi Germany. Amphibious landings were supported by an aerial assault from...
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June 05, 2019 - 12:39 pm
There are no known cases of anyone - anywhere in the world – dying from a marijuana overdose. Literally, zero cases. But the coroner of St. John The Baptist Parish in Louisiana is saying that a 39-year-old woman died from a marijuana overdose. If this is true – this would be the first case of its...
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