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Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

It may sound like the dying scream of a Western gunslinger, but SARJKCCC is actually the new 52,000 square foot community center that the Salvation Army is building on Division Street next to Yankie Stadium. This location will be familiar to many volunteers as the former home of the large Salvation Army dome, which was … Continue reading

Two weeks to go: A Baudoin family vacation

My younger brothers Nico and Philip came down this weekend to visit before I leave Biloxi, so we did a two-day whirlwind tour that also allowed me to cross a few things off my Gulf Coast bucket list. If you’re ever on the Gulf Coast for just two days, this wouldn’t be a bad way … Continue reading

One month to go!

With one month to go in Biloxi, it’s time to make a list of things to do before I leave. Consider this a best-of-the-Gulf-Coast bucket list. Another weekend bike trip from Biloxi to New Orleans and back. Bike the Tammany Trace on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain and stop by Abita Springs for another … Continue reading

Washington v. Washington

Last weekend, I went with Jon, Jody, Sam, and Molly up to a shooting range in Brooklyn, MS to test out Jody’s Ruger and Jon’s Colt. Jon came prepared for an afternoon of shooting guns with a t-shirt bearing this quote: Observe good faith and justice towards all Nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all. … Continue reading

Tour de France

I haven’t been following the Tour de France very closely this year, but I did note that today’s dramatic finish between Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck took place in the Pyrenées mountains, and that tomorrow’s stage, between Salies-de-Béearn and Bordeaux, will be passing about an hour away from the town where I will be teaching … Continue reading

Declaration of Sandwichpendence

e hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Wiches are created delicious, but some Wiches are created more delicious than others, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Condiments, that among these are Cole Slaw, Spicy Mayo, and the pursuit of Happiness. Yes: after six months and one day of competition, … Continue reading

The Tournament Heats Up

This is an exciting time, and as a major tournament moves on to its next phase, the international community watches with bated breath. Intense competition, thrilling comebacks, stunning knockouts, refereeing scandals — it’s all there. I’m talking, of course, about the 2010 Which Wich Tournament. In case you’re not aware, the Which Wich Tournament is … Continue reading