Louisiana Life - July/August 2010


Making the rounds on the state’s daily-fee municipal courses By Kent J. Landry

Rednecks and Fly-Fishing

I have lived very near the Gulf of Mexico for the past 40 years. That’s probably the main reason why I never became a bona fide redneck. Nevertheless, there are some indications that I got pretty close to it. For…


a guide to festivals around the state

where easy rider rode

Admittedly there is not much quirky about the abandoned, derelict building that stands along Louisiana Highway 1 near the corner of Fordoche Bayou Road in the Pointe Coupee Parish town of Morganza. But there was a day when the building…

bobbing in the gulf

There was a mysterious white object bobbing in the Gulf. Our cruise ship had cleared the Yucatan straits, re-entered the Gulf of Mexico and was heading back to New Orleans.News of the oil spill and those hurtful pictures of the…


A compendium of what’s hot and what’s not in Louisiana

Louisianian at Large

Irish in Baton RougeBATON ROUGE –– All that is Irish takes center stage July 17 during the second annual Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival.Three featured films will be shown at the Manship Theatre in downtown Baton Rouge.The cost is $8.50…

katrina in the country

On days when I think I’ll go stark raving mad if I have to fold one more load of laundry or unload the dishwasher one more time, I’ll think back to a September afternoon five years ago.It was about two…


LSU Health Sciences Center Hospitals Win Quality Awards

Summer’s Bounty

Fresh vegetables are abundant in these long summer days. Fortunately, so are recipes for them.

Louisiana Riverfronts: Alexandria-Pineville

From the waterfronts of Shreveport and Bossier City, which we visited last issue, it’s 125 miles southeast along Red River to another pair of river cities, Alexandria and Pineville, where you will behold the fruits of the labors of two…

fore score

Birdies and eagles are part of the view at this grand Shreveport home.