Reflections on Life

Reflections on Life by Father Jerome LeDoux

Levee

Most regions do not update their levees/dams

“In an unprecedented move, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers early Monday (August 28) began releasing water from two overfilled reservoirs in west Houston. The release was necessary, officials said, to avoid a c...
Rev. Jerome LeDoux, SVD

Some things are unheard of by Most

In the midst of interviewing me a few weeks ago, entrepreneuse/Kreol editor Georgina Dhillon fielded a call from Jihad Muhammad. She let me speak to him to make at least an initial acquaintance by phone. “You t...
Hurricane

How many times does once in a Lifetime come?

The mighty Cajun Navy appeared in all their glory, towing their powerboats from Lafayette and other points in Acadia down the highways leading to Houston and other towns vulnerable to the caprices of wholesale ...
Rev. Jerome LeDoux, SVD

We can’t escape the magic of our minds/bodies

Totally atypical of the date, midnight January 1, 1995 sported a 62-degree temperature with the lightest hint of mist. We had just celebrated a 10:30 p.m., Mass on New Year’s Eve, timed to end at precisely midn...
Cane River Black Creoles

Revisiting the Cane River Black Creoles

It was halfway déjà vu as I drove north on I-49 beyond Alexandria, Louisiana and turned off at exit 119. But on the previous occasion, the day after Rickey Norman’s homegoing at Saint Charles Borromeo Church in...
Youth and Cell Phone

Cell phones can be deadly to our youth

A wonderful thing is a cell phone, a palm-sized device sporting a computer more powerful than that of all but the latest Space Shuttles. Its versatility and convenience are so great that they befuddle the mind....
Rev. Jerome LeDoux, SVD

A skilled and congenial Christian Champion

When I first laid eyes on Rev. Darryl Jefferson seated at the Klavinova keyboard in Holy Ghost Church in Opelousas, the distinct impression beamed back to me of a professional who knew his way around the world ...