Thomas Fields

Thomas "Tuffy" Fields is an author and regular contributor to The Gazette. He can be reached by email at thelouisianaexplorer@yahoo.com.

A message from the past resonates today

Thomas FieldsThomas “Tuffy” Fields is an author and regular contributor to The Gazette. He can be reached by email at thelouisianaexplorer@yahoo.com. Every once in a while I stumble across a message that is inspirational or prophetic. A speech that withstands the test of time and is as true today as it was when it was first written. Occasionally I reprint …

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Lest we forget – America the great

Thomas FieldsThomas “Tuffy” Fields is an author and regular contributor to The Gazette. He can be reached by email at thelouisianaexplorer@yahoo.com. To paraphrase an observation ,”One generation will build it, the second generation will enjoy what was built and the third generation will waste it”.Three generations ago our grandfathers laid down their tools, or school books, or plows and walked …

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So what’s wrong with this

Thomas FieldsThomas “Tuffy” Fields is an author and regular contributor to The Gazette. He can be reached by email at thelouisianaexplorer@yahoo.com. Several years ago I wrote about the disfunction that was sweeping over the legislative branch of our federal government. This disfunction that was occurring during the Obama administration dealt with not working together for the nation; throwing off the …

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Never thought

Thomas FieldsThomas “Tuffy” Fields is an author and regular contributor to The Gazette. He can be reached by email at thelouisianaexplorer@yahoo.com. Last week I sat glued to a television that displayed images of an America that I never thought would be displayed to a shocked world. This was not the first time the world witnessed an orchestrated attack on Jews. …

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War is hell

Thomas FieldsThomas “Tuffy” Fields is an author and regular contributor to The Gazette. He can be reached by email at thelouisianaexplorer@yahoo.com. I deplore the use of four-letter words on television, radio and in print but every once in a while it is totally appropriate for a certain situation. War is Hell; regardless of how you view it, try to justify …

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The beautiful dogwood, a beautiful story

Thomas FieldsThomas “Tuffy” Fields is an author and regular contributor to The Gazette. He can be reached by email at thelouisianaexplorer@yahoo.com. When I was in elementary school I had heard the story of the crucifixion of Jesus. For those that are younger, you heard right; I heard about it not only in Sunday School but also in school. Being Cristian, …

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Lessons from a trip to New York City

Thomas FieldsThomas “Tuffy” Fields is an author and regular contributor to The Gazette. He can be reached by email at thelouisianaexplorer@yahoo.com. I normally don’t like to call out an individual for criticism or accolades. Instead I prefer to let the facts speak for themselves and allow the reader to draw his or her own conclusions. It is realized this is …

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Shumer crossed a line, he should know better

Thomas FieldsThomas “Tuffy” Fields is an author and regular contributor to The Gazette. He can be reached by email at thelouisianaexplorer@yahoo.com. In 1961 a young John Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th President of the United States. He was smart, charismatic and a patriot of our great nation. He had much foresight and launched the journey to land a …

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Washington: The man from Virginia

We all live our lives, feed our families, worship as we want and enjoy a life that is envied by people around the world. Turn on television and we watch leaders that we either love and extol or that we hate and admonish. We, as Americans, can do this freely. Thomas FieldsThomas “Tuffy” Fields is an author and regular contributor …

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New York City! A Changed Perception

The way we perceive something has a major impact on how we respond to a stimulus or how we visualize our environment. Perception is defined as, “a way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something; a mental impression”. We can hear about a place in the world or an action taking place in a distant location and then make a judgement …

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