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Pat Shingleton: "Remembering..."

Pat Shingleton: "Remembering..."

Posted 5:38 PM 5/21/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Within many situations, projects, assignments and directives we are asked for assistance and solicit the assistance of others. In the early stages of "The St. Patrick's Day Parade, The Wearin' of the Green," I struggled with securing resources to advance the parade. That's when T.J. Moran and (More)

Yesterday

Pat Shingleton: "Cool, Clear, Water..."

Pat Shingleton: "Cool, Clear, Water..."

Posted 5:35 PM 5/20/2015 by Pat Shingleton

For many years I have been asked to assist in taste testing water. I vividly remember myself, the late Fran Spain and others determining the best tasting water. Samples were collected from numerous locations around the United States. Every judge selected our Baton Rouge "tap" water as the best in (More)

5/20/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Delivering Water at Warp Speed..."

Pat Shingleton: "Delivering Water at Warp Speed..."

Posted 6:37 PM 5/19/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Star Trek's Captain Kirk, better known as William Shatner has proposed an interesting water-plan. Through a program called Kickstarter, proposes raising $30 billion to fund a massive pipeline to pump water from Seattle to the nation's largest reservoir at Lake Mead, Nevada. In the late 1980s (More)

5/19/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Dew Dew..."

Pat Shingleton: "Dew Dew..."

Posted 4:08 PM 5/19/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Dew is water that is condensed onto grass and other objects near the ground. We are very familiar with dew in South Louisiana. There's a folktale or two about the magical qualities of dew. Dew has been used as a lotion for sore, itchy eyes and skin diseases. It has also been used to strengthen (More)

5/15/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Night Crawlers"

Pat Shingleton: "Night Crawlers"

Posted 9:26 PM 5/15/2015 by Pat Shingleton

While sitting on the back porch and watching Friday's showers and thundershowers, I drifted back to days gone by. I remember earthworms being flushed out of the ground from episodes of rain and showers. When I was a young lad, we called them "night-crawlers."  These were large earthworms (More)

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