The Watchdog




The Watch Dog
January 10, 2007 at 3:26 pm
The crime problem in New Orleans can be rationalized and denied by the public officials in New Orleans, but they are fooling no one, including the people who live in the city.

Could west bank become another North Claiborne?
January 10, 2007 at 3:12 pm
One of the recommendations of neighborhood groups for rebuilding New Orleans is to eliminate the portion of Interstate 10 between Tulane and Elysian Fields Avenues.

Kyle Bergeron's legacy is a good one
January 10, 2007 at 3:09 pm
The sad and tragic death of Kyle Bergeron after his long and courageous battle with leukemia is heartbreaking, and our thoughts and prayers are certainly with his mother, Vicki, father, Charles and twin brother, Logan.

God bless this mess God bless this mess
January 10, 2007 at 2:26 pm
The good folks at Luling's First Union Presbyterian and the Christian Motorcycle Association need your help in their mission to repair storm damage at the Canal Boulevard Baptist Church of the Deaf in New Orleans.

With an airplane car like this one, Barbara's troubles would be over. Put down the phone and drive!
January 10, 2007 at 2:21 pm
I've often said that I'd like a Sherman tank and two hours with no state troopers in sight to clean up the streets of the city. I don't really have road rage, but seeing what passes for driving these days makes me kind of understand it.

SOLVE your own problems and leave GOV’T out of it
January 05, 2007 at 10:18 am
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

Something to SMILE about
January 04, 2007 at 11:15 am
You'll feel good after you read the "funny" that follows ...

Christ can help you find happiness. Set goals with God in mind to make 2007 your BEST year yet
January 04, 2007 at 11:08 am
At the beginning of every year, many New Year's resolutions are made and promptly broken within a few months or even a few days.

Walk down Memory Lane gives Barb her New Year’s resolution
January 04, 2007 at 11:01 am
The other day I was talking with my daughter, and in the course of the conversation I mentioned that microwave ovens weren't around when we were growing up, that I didn't get my first microwave until after I was married. I used to work for a wholesaler, and microwaves cost about $1000 each.

REAL REASON the Saints keep winning
December 27, 2006 at 1:35 pm
The Saints have really made a comeback this year, impressing people across the country and thrilling the locals. Credit for this comeback has been attributed to Sean Payton, Drew Brees, Marques Colston, and a multitude of others, but I'd like to claim a little bit of it for myself.

Christmas cards are wonderful but spare me the ‘newsletters’
December 20, 2006 at 1:27 pm
Although it’s a lot of work, I love sending out cards, and I love receiving them. I love them all – the religious ones, the funny ones, the cutesy ones, and I especially love the ones with family photos included, but please, whatever you do, do not send me one of those dreaded Christmas newsletters.

Sweet potatoes from man who grew them
December 13, 2006 at 1:51 pm
I love Saturday mornings at the local farmers' market. I like finding cabbages that are bigger than human heads, and buying sweet potatoes and peppers from the man who grew them. I can't pass up the local wine or the goat milk soap, and I love browsing through the fresh cheeses, sausages, and pastries.

Yes, Virginia, there IS a St. Nicholas
December 06, 2006 at 2:40 pm
The true story of Santa Claus begins with a very real person - Nicholas - who was born during the third century in the village of Patara.

At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young.

The St. Rose library is so good they ought to open it more often
December 06, 2006 at 2:35 pm
I've been an avid reader, a book collector, and a big fan of libraries for as long as I can remember. I enrolled in the summer reading program every year as a kid, I enrolled my daughter when she was a toddler, and I continue to use the local libraries for various reasons. When my computer crashed, the library's computers allowed me to check my e-mail. When I needed to do research, I used the library's subscription to the expensive genealogy website. I continually borrow books, I belong to one of the book discussion groups, and I've even been known to use a meeting room from time to time.

How children were taught to love God in 1855
December 06, 2006 at 2:31 pm
CHAPTER IX. ABOUT SALVATION.
MY DEAR CHILD - Have you thought about the sad truths of which I told you in the last chapters?

Session should stick to recovery, insurance needs
December 06, 2006 at 2:07 pm
Many believe Gov. Kathleen Blanco’s call for a special legislative session beginning Friday to be premature and an opportunity to give away Christmas gifts from the state government. Hopefully that will not be the case.

Children’s letters to God
December 01, 2006 at 11:51 am
Here’s a touching and at times humorous sampling of letters from youngsters all over America that have been collected by psychologist and Presbyterian Sunday School teacher Marsha Grekato, who’s putting the finishing touches on her book, Why Children Write Letters to God - and What They Want from Him.

How children were taught to love God 150 years ago
December 01, 2006 at 11:37 am
Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission. Easy lessons for the Little Ones at Home, circa 1855, digitized by Michigan State University.

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