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Dear President Cooper: {One Mom’s Opinion}

As a lifelong resident of St Tammany, my husband and I chose to raise our family here because of the quality of life. A big factor in that quality of life is the safety of our community. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic many residents, my family included, have felt increasingly…


Can We Kill End of the Year Awards Already?

When I was a senior in high school, the student body voted me  “Most Musical (Girl)”. This wasn’t because I could play or even read music. It’s because I had a sad, obvious, and very unreciprocated crush on an actual musician (drummer- what a thirst trap) and I maturely expressed…


What I Want You to Know About Foster Care

It has taken me many attempts to write this article. The first attempt started with the story of the little girl and the starfish. The one where she picks them up one by one and tosses them into the ocean. A man stops to tell her that it will take…



Smell you later, much later

It was on March 17th, my son’s 10th birthday, that I first suspected that I had completely lost my sense of smell and most of my sense of taste. I could barely taste dinner that night which was crawfish with enough spices to bring back the dead. I realized that…


{Ask the Expert} When Can a Person Still Sign a Will?

This post is brought to you by Christie Tournet and Associates. This is a concern  with aging baby boomers and illnesses like Alzheimer’s and Dementia. The quick answer: All persons are presumed to have capacity to donate (La CC Art 1470). So,  only people who have been interdicted (Ruled to lack capacity by a…