Let me first say for the record that I do not like the idea of animals behind bars.  (Zoos make me sad.)  But I while at the State Fair last weekend, I did take the opportunity to visit the animals.  I feel much better knowing that the animals are only brought in and caged for…

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If you’ve ever been to Mardi Gras (this is my first!), there’s no way to capture all of the splendor, wonder and chaos of the celebration down here in New Orleans, but I’ll give you a little taste of this morning’s festivities.  Live from the REX parade…. As everyone says down here, “Happy Mardi Gras“!!…

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