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I am a freelance writer and editor, following a successful career as a newspaperman.
Interests: sports, theater, poetry, fiction, journalism, piano, music, writing, movies. My favorite poets include Robert Lowell, John Keats, William Matthews, Turner Cassity. Favorite writers are F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, William Shakespeare, William Styron.
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Louis Mayeux 386 Herrington Drive NE Atlanta, Ga. 30342 404-257-0452 lmayeux@comcast.net PROFILE An accomplished writer and editor, I am known for accurate reporting and meeting deadlines. My expertise ranges from business to education, sports and culture. I possess a variety of skills, from news writing to video. I write nationally... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Louis T. Mayeux
Honey bee deaths increased by 40 per cent last year, one of the most disturbing environmental alarms. The bee hives' decline spiked last summer, which especially concerned scientists, according to reports. Bees have always suffered some deaths in winter, but summer should be their peak season. The latest report reflects... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Earth News
The New York Times, disappointingly but, alas, predictably, threw its support to the Obama administration's approval of Shell Oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean. The Times gave unconvincing claims that Shell had accepted various safeguards that will protect the remote, stormy site from oil spills. The newspaper seemed to accept... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Earth News
The Obama administration proclaims its strong actions against climate change. Those claims were proven hollow by the administration's shameful approval of oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean. The Shell Gulf of Mexico oil company wants to begin drilling in the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Alaska this summer. The... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Earth News
Let's give ourselves a hand. The world in March set a record for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. For the first time, the global monthly average for CO2 reached 400.83 parts per million. Earth hasn't seen such high levels in about 2 million years, according to the Associated Press. The... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Earth News
Covering the Georgia Legislature this year, I never heard the terms "global warming" or "climate change." The overwhelmingly Republican legislators live in a bubble where such threats don't exist. While a few claimed support for mass transit, the transportation bill the Legislature passed reflects an overwhelming commitment to roads and... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Earth News
An old friend seen at a garden party told me about thorium, a nuclear fuel cleaner than uranium. The Chinese are making a big investment in thorium for their nuclear power industry, he said. I did a bit of research on thorium, and discovered my friend's report quite accurate. He... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Earth News
Richard: Thanks. I often find Woods puzzling. Sullivans OK, but I dont see him as the new genius of American wrtring. In fact, he seems quite ordinary to me. Thanks.
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2012 on Encountering the Nook at Southern Bookman
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Tony: Probably so.
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2010 on Another Snow Day in Atlanta at Chasing the Blues
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Scott: Thanks for your kind remarks. I really enjoyed your book, especially the chapters looking at activities before and after the battle. The portrayal of the attack on Cemetery Ridge was outstanding, but the other chapters gave me a wealth of new information. I wasespecially moved by the vignettes of the wounded men, some who recovered and some who didnt, and the details about Lees retreat. Also impressive was Gen. Hays accounts of the battles; I thought he was a fine writer. I dont know if any of my Avoyelles Parish, La., ancestors fought with the Tigers, but I definitelyvalue their heritage, along with all of thebrave men who fought at Gettysburg.Kudos for a fine work. Louis
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Luke: Good columns on LeBron/Wren. Some guys on ESPN were saying that Kobe is better than Jordan (I don't buy it) and LeBron better than Kobe now. Anyway, good writing and good insights. Dad