So it really is just all about the beads. Going to my first Mardi Gras celebration in Louisiana, I was hoping to learn more about the celebration's cultural significance than just talking to drunk people on the road side as they waited for the parade to start. Just as I wouldn't want someone to jump… Continue reading Laissez les bons temps rouler!
As if to welcome me to my new job, on October 20, my editors sent me to cover the book signing of southern culinary icon Paula Deen when she stopped in Monroe on her book tour for her latest release (and New York Times bestseller), "Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible." Hundreds of people were lined… Continue reading Hey y’all
After two and half months of living at home with my parents while job hunting and freelancing for The Gainesville Sun, I finally got some good news. A Gannett paper in Monroe, Louisiana was interested in hiring me as a reporter to cover their city beat. I didn't really know what to expect. I'd never… Continue reading When A Florida Gator Meets Louisiana Bayou