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I will go out on a limb and say "Death Valley." LSU. Baton Rouge. I was born in Baton Rouge in 1969, while my father was finishing his PhD. Taught there. Years later would get my MA there. At the ...
by webranding
Comment Count 44 comments on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 11:47 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
He was the man! I recall as a kid. One and two years old my parents, grad students at LSU, used to take me to see him play. To this day my father is proud of this. When I went to LSU 20 years later ...
by webranding
Comment Count 32 comments on Mon Jun 03, 2013 at 07:57 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
I've written about my favorite live concerts here. But truth be told I have was blessed to live in one place, one time and hear what I think was the best live band I've ever heard. I've seen the ...
by webranding
Comment Count 73 comments on Thu May 16, 2013 at 06:27 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Somebody got me thinking about Pistol Pete tonight. If you don’t know who he is, well I almost feel sorry for you. In college he averaged 44.2 points per game. That was without a three point line.
by webranding
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 12:12 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
I landed in Baton Rouge in 1997. It was both a exciting opportunity for me and kinda depressing because it is well, Louisiana. I have a love/hate relationship with this city. I did meet and marry my ...
by O Wabi Sabi
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 10:15 AM PST with 12 Recommends
I was just thinking. It was 1987. My parents took me to colleges. Where I had applied to for grad school. We got in the van and went to my gosh so many places. Colleges in MO, TN, NC, LA, GA, AL, ...
by webranding
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 05:05 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Sitting here watching the NBA finals. Made me think of why I love basketball. I am an LSU guy. Born in Baton Rouge when my father was there finishing his PhD. Went to grad school there myself ...
by webranding
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Jun 19, 2012 at 09:02 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
One area where I wish liberals would get involved is sports. There are unions in sports, as it turns out, and there issues of sexism, and classism there as well. Just look at the Bowl Championship ...
by Ecclesiastaverbs
Comment Count 37 comments on Fri Jan 06, 2012 at 03:36 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Lets get it on. #1 vs #3. Conference foes. Two teams that to be honest don't like each other so much. At times this year when LSU played they beat #2 Alabama and #4 Oregon. Now they have #3 Arkansas.
by webranding
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Nov 25, 2011 at 12:08 PM PST with 5 Recommends
I bet 99.9 percent of the folks here could care less about this. But #4 LSU plays #3 Oregon tonight. I am an LSU guy. Heck so is my dad. I was born in Red Stick (what Baton Rouge means) and lived my ...
by webranding
Comment Count 25 comments on Sat Sep 03, 2011 at 08:03 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Through the years I've had several conversations with people here about Oral History . This won't be a long Diary, but I did what to write ...
by webranding
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Apr 12, 2011 at 02:56 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
I was born in the summer of 1969 in Baton Rouge, LA. My father had just finished his PhD and was teaching. T. Harry Williams was his major professor. My mother, well she worked for Edwin Edwards. ...
by webranding
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Feb 02, 2011 at 05:38 AM PST with 11 Recommends
Last week, a right-wing think tank called the Leadership Institute snuck a non-student spy into the lecture of Dr. Bradley Schaefer of Louisiana ...
by Keith Pickering
Comment Count 48 comments on Thu Nov 18, 2010 at 10:50 AM PST with 57 Recommends
Late posting this since the early games have started, but I know we got a lot of sports fans here. As a former Redskins ticket holder that now lives just outside of St. Louis, last week was tough ...
by webranding
Comment Count 65 comments on Sun Oct 03, 2010 at 11:01 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
In the past I've written about my grandfather and dad. Never my mom. In hindsight that is strange. My mom kind of rocks. My mom would often take me into the backyard and throw the baseball around ...
by webranding
Comment Count 35 comments on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 06:06 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
Cross Posted at Legal Schnauzer As another school year is kicking off on college campuses ...
by RogerShuler
Comment Count 142 comments on Mon Aug 23, 2010 at 08:27 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
My love of the place started many years ago. My grandfather trained during WWII to be a HUMP pilot at Sheppard Field in Texas. As a Southern Illinois guy, on the weekends he went to New Orleans when ...
by webranding
Comment Count 42 comments on Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 08:29 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
This will be kind of short, but I just want/need to say this. There was a time in my life where I wanted to be a journalist. In graduate school I got a grad assistance job for ...
by webranding
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Jul 18, 2009 at 08:18 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
After having my pretty car magnet stolen, I decided to take a more DIY approach to decorating my car. Keep in mind, this is deep in the heart of the Bayou State where Geaux is in fact a word. ...
by Jstern1
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 08:39 PM PST with 3 Recommends
All your chatter about what REALLY matters ;) Ohio State vs. LSU in the BCS national championship game.
by AggieDemocrat
Comment Count 59 comments on Mon Jan 07, 2008 at 07:12 PM PST with 1 Recommend