So Long, Sam

 The Paris News is losing a good one. And it would be apt to say that his shoes will be mighty tough to fill. Sam Craft, the multiple-award-winning photographer for the News, has taken a job offer from another paper down near Bryan, Texas and will be leaving within the week. He will pursue his dream career as a    photojournalist in a new market. Anyone who knows Sam...

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If I Want Your Opinion, I’ll Give It To You!

It seems so many of us feel like we have something worthwhile to say. (The mere fact I’m blogging/posting this affirms that) And who can argue that Facebook has proven to be the world’s most popular platform to spill what is on one’s mind? But have you ever noticed how much complaining is done on there? Admittedly, I have done my share of griping and whining as well. Be...

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Making No Bones About It…Again.

Tomorrow is Good Friday.  It’s the day recognized around the world by Christians as the day Jesus of Nazareth was put to death on the cross. Easter is Sunday and of course, that is the day that Christian believers profess their faith in the risen savior who came out of the tomb giving hope to all who believe on his name that they too will one day arise from the...

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The Gospel According to Noah?

I am writing this piece on the much talked about movie, Noah, without having yet seen it. What I find so confusing these days, is all the hoop-la surrounding its release along with the dire warnings I’m getting from fellow Christians about this film.  You would think that anyone who dares to lay down their money at the ticket counter to see Noah will be taking the mark...

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The Holocaust Survivor Project – Revisited

    I am tickled to be teaching JRH Reading again this year along with my English classes.  That has afforded me the opportunity to delve off in to a subject close to my heart: The Holocaust.  As I am currently in the process of bringing in a friend and survivor next week to speak to hundreds of students here in Lamar County, it inspired me to revisit the photo project I...

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Last Day of 2013 – My Brush with Fame

I can tell you that having a ‘brush with fame’ is rather exciting.  But living a life of fame would not be my cup of tea.  And on this last day of 2013, I had a glimpse of both. It was once again a special treat for me to accompany my good friend, Sam Craft, who secured photo-credentials for us both to shoot the Independence Bowl in Shreveport today where the...

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