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Friday, April 02, 2010

A Disturbance In The Force

“A Disturbance in the Force” is the title of Chapter 4 of my memoir “Making Gumbo in the University.” In that chapter I describe a ten-minute presentation I gave at the DOD World Wide Equal Opportunity Conference. The hook of the talk is that I gave it using a Star-Wars Theme. “There is a great disturbance in the force,” is the first line. Unorthodox as it was, at the end the mostly military audience went wild. Here is the video of that talk.


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Friday, November 20, 2009

Interview: The State Of Things

On November 3, 2009 I was interviewed by Frank Stasio on “The State of Things”. That show is on the North Carolina Public Radio station WUNC. I was very impressed with the people running the show; Lindsay Thomas (Producer) and Frank (host). All the others I met there were impressive, but those are the two people I had the most contact with. Frank was an energetic, warm and engaging host.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Lagniappe: Something Extra

Lagniappe is a Creole-Cajun thing. That’s why Louisiana recipes can be a problem. Even when there is a recipe we always add, “…a little something extra.” That’s lagniappe. And that is what you will find in this section of the website; just a little something extra.

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