Louisiana Life - November/December 2011

From the Editor: Rah-Rah Ruffin

Every four years two of Louisiana’s passions, state politics and football, come together in the fall. This was one of those years. And while the election year was a yawner, the juxtaposition of the two spectator sports reminds me of…


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

The Rural Life: “Cheap” is Good – Sometimes

I have fond yet vaguely disturbing memories of the college student who – devoid of a job or any income – charged not one but two pairs of expensive cowboy boots to a credit card in a single afternoon. I…


State Health Care Plan Pushed Back BATON ROUGE – The launch of a private sector-based health care system for Louisiana’s low-income residents has been pushed back until February, according to Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein. The…


A guide to festivals around the state, November-December

Dining Around

Our restaurant writer reveals some of his favorite stops.

Good Life: Why Retire in Louisiana?

Today, people who retire can expect to enjoy many healthy years, so deciding where to retire has become more important than ever. Climate, cost of living, housing choices, outdoor activities – all are important parts of the equation when it…

Top 10 Reasons to Retire in Louisiana

You’ll never be bored. Louisiana is like many states rolled into one. Each region has its own distinct topography, wildlife, culture, cuisine and history, so you can enjoy your retirement in many different ways without making long trips.Active lifestyles are…