We’re now into 2016 and the big stories coming up this year are the elections, particularly Donald Trump’s run-up to the Republican nomination, terrorism, particularly how to guard against it including our treatment of Muslims in this country, and local issues, particularly the casino in Gretna and county politics. [Full Story »]
Happy New Year from the Havana Herald regular staff – Darlynn Ard, Byron Spires, Jim Bonn, and me – and our correspondents – Sandi Beare, Joe Ferolito and Susie Morris – and our community columnists – Jan Rogers, Judy Conlin and Michelle Mims.
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Doesn’t it seem rather ironic that our Florida legislature is trying to do exactly what it complains the federal government is always doing, imposing mandates that pre-empt state laws? Only our legislature is doing it to Florida counties and cities. [Full Story »]
In these trying times, here are some thoughts found on the Internet that make me thankful for the things I have. Their source is unknown, and their accuracy is questionable, but their message is loud and clear.
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Being a granddad for 10 years, I thought these answers by 8-year-olds about grandparents were pretty cool, so I’m passing them along. Having four grandkids, I never know what to expect when I’m around them. I particularly like the last answer below. [Full Story »]
My baby sister turns 56 this week. I was nine when she was born so that tells you how old I am. I can still remember it: My dad came home from the hospital and said “we have another cheerleader in the family.” I already had two older sisters and one younger brother.
With that in mind I found some age jokes on the Internet I’d like to dedicate to my sister, and the rest of my siblings who are getting to ripe old ages. After all, age is just a number. [Full Story »]
It seems the older my friends and I get, and I’m getting on up there now, the more our discussions center around health problems. As a young person I remember thinking that the only things old people talked about were their aches and pains and how many times they had been to the doctor. It seemed at times they were all trying to one-up each other with their own special medical problems, like the worse they were, the more they talked about them. [Full Story »]
Okay, guys. Here’s one for us. This was sent by a reader who wears the pants around his house. Or, at least, he makes it sound that way when he’s in his “man cave” and the wife isn’t around. I’ve run this column before and feel it’s time to run again. Makes us men feel good about ourselves. [Full Story »]