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Women's untold storiesJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Don't get me wrong: I appreciate Women's History Month, especially this year, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote. I love to read stories ...

The party's over Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Ash Wednesday dawns, and here in New Orleans the party is over. Hundreds of elaborate parade floats have returned to the art studio parking lots and warehouses that created them. Krewe members are hanging ...

Epic battleJaymie Stuart Wolfe

I'm a sucker for epic films. Mostly, it's because of the writing. People don't really talk the way Rick does in "Casablanca." But I wish they did. Inspired and elevated dialogue fails the reality test, ...

Just a bit wider Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

You can't win a game that's never played. Maybe that's the life lesson New Orleans Saints fans have learned in recent days better than most. Whether you've been "robbed" or simply failed to advance, there's ...

More than a few good menJaymie Stuart Wolfe

''Toxic masculinity." The phrase makes me furious, as does the latest intervention by the American Psychological Association, society's self-proclaimed moral compass and arbiter. "Traditional masculinity," ...

What's right with the Church? Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Few writers are more pithy and quotable than G.K. Chesterton. That's why it is easy to believe the undocumented story that has circulated for quite some time. Allegedly, The Times of London invited numerous ...

A Day of CompassionJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Advent is a season for patience and perseverance -- a long looking forward to the happy ending we know is coming soon, but never soon enough. It's always hard to wait, even when the goal is in sight. ...

The Gospel according to Hallmark Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Some things in life just beg to be drinking games. Hallmark Christmas movies are definitely among them. I don't want to encourage irresponsible behavior, so I'll be pouring sparkling cider or root beer ...