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The short, happy tale of Mardi Gras King Cakes

     Everyone and his brother seem to be buying King Cakes these days.

     Grocery stores and bakeries can't keep them on the shelves in the Mardi Gras season.

     The cake is circular or oval-shaped and decorated in bright colors resembling a bejeweled crown.

     Like the traditional colors of Mardi Gras, the preferred colors of the King Cake are purple, representing justice; green signifying faith; and gold for power.

    Originally, the cake was baked on the eve of the Epiphany – the church feast day commemorating the 3 wise men's visit to the Christ child, 12 days after his birth....



Dale Brown Court: ... and the Battle for Human Dignity

    The biography of renowned former LSU basketball coach Dale Brown, focusing on his role as leader of the successful decades-long campaign to reform the NCAA rule book. Proclaiming for years that "the NCAA legislates against human dignity," his tireless efforts are today benefiting some 500,000 student-athletes per year across the United States – making him a true national hero. A civil rights leader and humanitarian, Brown was finally honored when the LSU basketball court was named for him in 2021. The book solves the mystery of how and why the honor was withheld for many years by the deep state of LSU athletics. The winningest men's basketball coach in LSU history, Brown is the coach who first recruited NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal.


Skip Bertman and Warren Morris, LSU Baseball

How did LSU baseball coach Skip Bertman win 5 National Championships?

    It's a well-known fact among baseball fans around the country that LSU's Skip Bertman is one of the winningest baseball coaches in college sports history.

    How he got there is an intriguing story that involves " The Power of Positive Thinking," a knack for recruiting great players, and an extraordinary level of attention to detail. To motivate his players to victory he often told them:

    " 𝘈𝘯𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘷𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘦, 𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘳𝘦, 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘶𝘱𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵, 𝘢𝘣𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵, 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴."

    Skip's 12 "Secrets to Success" are revealed in the newly released hardcover book titled " 𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙈𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝘽𝙖𝙨𝙚𝙗𝙖𝙡𝙡:...


Church Reform

Pope Francis, What they don't teach in Catholic College

Is the Catholic Church on the verge of major reforms?
    The winds of change are blowing.
    Could the Catholic Church be on the verge of the most significant reforms it has enjoyed since Vatican II?
    It wouldn't happen overnight, of course, but it's a real possibility, depending on what comes out of Pope Francis' "Synod 2021-2023." In a nutshell, the synod is a 2-year process in which bishops around the world are consulting with Catholics of every stripe: lay people, priests, nuns, etc. At the end of this period, the bishops will gather to discuss ways in which the governance of the Church can become more "synodal" – that is, more open to the ideas of various groups that make up the Church....


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