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Traiteurs and Mysterious Occurrences
By William Thibodeaux, History columnist The tradition of faith-healing has been passed down through the ages from male to female or vice-versa. Years ago nearly every community had several traiteu...
Sep 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 172 172 recommendations | email to a friend
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Juggling Could Be Your Next Growing Edge
My few skills have earned a living, and saved money fixing things myself. I became a mechanic, a carpenter, a plumber, a house painter, an electrician and a school teacher. I have three college deg...
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"A Rose by Many Names" Reviewed
We are approaching the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, who was shot November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. as his motorcade was pass...
Aug 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 374 374 recommendations | email to a friend
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About numerals, dust boards, scrolls and fingermath
By the phone on a yellow sticky note was a phone number in my own handwriting. The shape of my numbers brought back when my third grade teacher and I got crosswise over the “correct” way to write A...
Jan 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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I find myself scared by an alphabet soup, and you might be too
In the spring of 1945, everyone but Hitler knew the war was almost over. Both Russians and Americans offered new homes to German scientists. We called our offer Operation Paperclip. Many went into ...
Dec 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Strength to satisfy the hunger
I was recently having lunch with a friend who had just graduated from college and was planning the next phase of his life. He shared with me that the process of reaching his personal American dream...
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