A few years after her younger brother John died from AIDS-related complications in 1989, poet Marie Howe wrote him a poem in the form of a letter. Called "What the Living Do," the poem is an elegiac description of loss, and of living beyond loss.
Boudin is a Cajun specialty ‚ÄĒ sausage filled with rice, pork and herbs. And since Scott, La., is starting a Boudin festival, the state legislature crowned it the "Boudin Capital of the World." Nevermind there are two other Boudin capitals of the world. But Jennings, La., trumps them all. Years ago, it was crowned the "Boudin Capital of the Universe."
Governor Beshear is expected to call the Kentucky legislature into special session this Monday.¬† It comes after another hectic and long last day of the regular 2012 session Thursday.¬†¬† The governor says lawmakers will return to Frankfort early next week to take up the transportation budget bill and legislation to crack down on prescription drug abuse.
A win this weekend in Lexington‚Äôs Bluegrass Stakes could make Hansen a favorite in the Kentucky Derby.¬† The Kentucky-bred is considered the two-year-old champion, winning the Breeders Cup Juvenile, the Gotham and an Eclipse Award.¬† Owner Kendall Hansen says his 6-5 favorite is ready to run.