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eat mor chikn


There has been a huff and bellow about Chick-fil-A lately. Hell, it seems everyone has his or her panties in a wad about some chicken. For those unaware, a chicken sandwich “is fast becoming the culinary symbol of one of the country’s major social issues.” You see, the CEO publicly declared his thoughts and opinions about […]

dirty laundry


Remember the days when you had a diary that you kept between your mattress with a little padlock (by little I mean ridiculously unlockable) that you whispered your secrets into before bed? Those tales of the boys you crushed on (we know there were many) or your brother who pestered or the grades you dreamed of. Perhaps […]



Growing up in the South, I understand rain. Oh yes. We get that big fat juicy rain that just “plops” as it hits your face. There is no such thing as walking outside and being “kind of wet.” Oh no. We go all the way. Again, growing up in the South, I didn’t understand that […]

Someone at some point has asked us that infamous question. And chances are high, we cringed at the curiosity. Partly because we don’t want to share, we don’t like the person asking, perhaps we don’t know ourselves, or maybe because we simply lack the ability to express our thoughts. But yet we ask. The questions […]



Not sure how to say it. It is so difficult. Two simple words we say everyday, but knowing that in just a few moments they are permanent have them caught in the back of my throat. It is easy to say goodbye when you know hello is in the not-so-distant future…but to say goodbye not […]

grown up


So I never thought there would be a day where my father would introduce himself to my friends by his first name. Growing up it was always, “Hello Mr. Frank, Goodbye Mr. Frank, Thank you Mr. Frank.” But no. My last night in Natchitoches, my dad joined some friends and I for a drink. I […]

One-Hundred -and-Twenty-Five years. I don’t know about you, but to me…that’s a heck of a long time. That is something to talk about. Sadly, sometimes 125 is the last number. The final number. The curtain call. That appears to be the case for the beloved Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La. Perhaps it is just […]



The question concerning newsworthiness has crossed my desk multiple times in the past couple of weeks. So often, in fact, that I have deemed it worthy of taking time out of classwork, Facebook and the social scene to discuss it with you here at “Be Frank.” As a journalist I am trained that news must […]