Ronny Michel, Author at L'Observateur

Opinion

Absolutely need’ is subjective

  When I moved into my current home five years ago, I said I’d become a minimalist. The desire to adapt this simple, clutter-free way ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, October 5, 2022 8:35 am

Opinion

Rest is part of the framework of our lives

I’m exhausted. On Monday mornings, when I sit to write this column, I begin with what’s at the top of my heart. After four days of ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, September 28, 2022 12:00 am

Opinion

Michel: I will always cherish mornings spent with Mark Chapman

  What are the odds I would take a walk around my neighborhood and see my brother’s American Legion baseball teammate decades after they played ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, September 21, 2022 7:14 am

Opinion

Michel: Joy comes in the morning

Sometimes when I vacuum, mop or sweep excessively, my back hurts. It doesn’t happen often (the pain, not the housework), but when it does, I ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, September 14, 2022 11:14 am

Opinion

Sometimes we get things wrong

We’re not too many days into the new school year, and so far, so good. I’ve only had to make one trip to school to ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, August 31, 2022 1:42 am

Opinion

The value of a smile

You may have heard the adages, “A smile can brighten the darkest day,” and “The shortest distance between two people is a smile.” Or maybe ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, August 17, 2022 12:33 pm

Opinion

My new year begins with the 1st day of school

Regardless of the calendar, tradition, anyone else’s viewpoint, my new year begins with the first day of school, and not on January 1. As a ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, August 10, 2022 12:38 am

Opinion

What will Maverick John’s future hold?

    Samuel Maverick (1803-1870) was a Texas lawyer, politician, land baron, and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. While other ranchers branded their ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:00 am

Opinion

Endure the rocky places to find answered prayers

When I feel there’s been a delay in the answer to my prayers, God reminds me of last year’s trip to Colorado with two daughters, ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, July 20, 2022 4:08 pm

Opinion

Michel: What phase are you in today?

It was my kind of weekend. I watched three granddaughters compete in the Swimming Down Santa Claus Lane Invitational in Vacherie. Despite the Christmas in ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:00 am

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