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The only thing better than a bowl of ice cream is an ice cream sandwich.
by Robert D. Bennett
Winter arrives in Louisiana,
when it gets damn good and ready.
We can't count on cold weather for Halloween
or anytime specific.
The only thing we can count on is
We occasionally get respites.
Brief interludes of crisp goodness
Trickling down from way up north.
Rarely, winter rushes in,
A blue norther dropping the temperatures
Quicker than the days pass for an old man.
The shorts in the morning changing to a parka in the afternoon.
But only for a short while
At times suffocating,
heat and humidity together combining to
form a gumbo of air,
breathing requiring effort,
walking, a sweat drenched endeavor.
From the pine woods up north
To the swamps of the south
Louisiana is unique.
The people vary as much as the terrain.
There is only one constant in Louisiana
Robert D. Bennett is proud to be from Natchitoches, Louisiana, where he spent his childhood. His diverse work history has taken him across the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean as well as England. "If I write about a place, it's because I've visited there and either the place or the people left an impression," he says. Bennett now resides in Texas and is currently promoting his book, "The Bottle Tree," set in the Kisatchie forest region of Central
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