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A Dear Danny deer letter…

Dear Danny Etling, As LSU’s quarterback, I realize that nothing you do is going to make you “successful” in some folks eyes, because you don’t have an NFL rifle arm or a sleeve-ripping linebacker body, but I do realize that you are doing everything you can. I appreciate that. You prepare, you give it your … Continue reading

Start Every Day with Thanksgiving

Don’t wait until Thursday to start celebrating Thanksgiving. In fact, don’t start ANY day without being Thankful first. If it doesn’t make your day go better, I’ll give you your money back for my advice. . . “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition,  with thanksgiving, present your  … Continue reading

The uphill road to Bussey rebirth

The first thing fishermen have to learn is patience. And in some cases, it isn’t patience waiting on fish to bite, but waiting on a place to fish. That’s been the case with the planned rebirth of the 2,200 acre Bussey Brake Reservoir up north of Bastrop. A project that was hoped to take three … Continue reading

Here crappie crappie….

Crappie fever tried to warm up on Lake D’Arbonne this past weekend. Everybody showed up, including a pretty good mess of crappie. The big annual crappie.com gathering was held out of the State Park and the Crappie Fishermen United of Louisiana held a tournament on D’Arbonne as well. The crappie bite is getting interesting. Saturday … Continue reading

Well said

 “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.”  — Exodus 33:14 Today, I’m sharing a recent Facebook page entry from one of our readers and friends . . .  

A big crappie.com weekend!

It’s going to be a big crappie.com weekend on Lake DArbonne Thursday through Sunday. Members of the crappie.com fishing fellowship — which could include you by just showing up — will have their annual fishing, food and fun fellowship at the Lake D’Arbonne State Park this weekend. Crappie.com is a group of regular crappie fishermen … Continue reading

Well kiss my grits!

My wife and I spent a couple of weeks on the road through North Carolina and surrounding states recently and we were privileged to get a personal tour of Barkley’s Mill on Southern Cross Farm in Weaverville, N.C.  We purchased several bags of their vintage home-ground stone grits and as we were leaving, head agriculturist … Continue reading

It’s an hour earlier, I think

Whether or not you set your clocks BACK an hour when you went to bed last night, or if you stayed up until 2 a.m. and set them back, it’s still AN HOUR EARLIER today than it was at this time yesterday. I think. Or is it an hour later? I thought about it so … Continue reading

“C’est l’heure d’aller à la pêche!”

Coach Saban, it’s Coach O for you on line 4… “Hey, T-Nick. This is coach O. How ya doin’?” “I’m good coach,” Saban responds, even though he’s been grouchy all week. “What’s on your mind?” “C’est l’heure d’aller à la pêche!” O says (It’s time to go fishing).  “Unless you’d rather go duck hunting this … Continue reading

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