Natchi — What’s It Now? A Local Sets Us Straight
January 23, 2014
Time for us to eat some crow: It turns out that in a recent story about Peyton Manning’s tendency to name-check the city of Omaha during play calls, we got the name of another city wrong.
Natchitoches is a city in Louisiana and a victim of our mispronunciation.
We talk to local tour guide Barbara Bailey to get the story straight.
A Grieving Brother Finds Solace In His Sister’s ‘Small Town’
April 29, 2013
When he was a teenager, journalist Rod Dreher couldn’t wait to escape Louisiana.
Now he has found his way home again in grief — after his sister’s death from lung cancer.
It was “in light” of that tragedy, Dreher says, that he discovered the value of community.
It’s the subject of his new book, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life.
the true meaning of life: the family and your values