Labors of Love - September 2020

Dog Days of COVID-19

Let me introduce you to my new pup, Gracie. She is an 8-month-old, 50-pound American Pit Bull Terrier mix. I’ve been around dogs all my life and she is by far the sweetest dog I have ever met. That’s not…

Hope House Works to Protect Local Children

  “The world is full of beautiful things, butterfly wings, fairy tale kings. And each new day undoubtedly brings still more beautiful things.” Leslie Bricusse wrote these lyrics for the 1967 film “Doctor Dolittle.” This is what we want for…

It Takes A Village

  Next Wednesday will be a good day for 8-year-old Jack White. When he was 6, White was diagnosed with leukemia. Now, after much pain, frustration and anxiety, his port will be removed. A port is a small device placed under…

A Taste of Normal

  Although I've lived in New Orleans for almost 50 years, my stern Midwestern roots still run deep. As this pandemic rages on, I soldier on. As two friends died lonely COVID-19 deaths, I soldiered on. As my income plummeted…