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River Dream

I slip from the edge of a muddy cane field into the Mississippi River with a baby in my arms.  It is my daughter and she is one or two years old. 532 more words


Spring Has Sprung the Grass Has Riz...

As contradictory as it may seem, there is nothing as relaxing—and simultaneously stimulating—as roadtripping through eastern Texas and western Louisiana in the springtime!  I took a little jaunt over that way during the Easter holiday and encountered breath-taking beauty on every side.  94 more words

A Name Just Needs Lots of Syllables

Easter Sunday (sometime before 1969).  My mother, Martha Ann Dunn Thornton Wilcox, was so before her time!


My name is Martha Elizabeth Wilcox (Irwin).  I was named after my mother, Martha Ann Thornton (Wilcox).   1,409 more words

New name, same vouchers

Masked under a new name, Republicans in the Louisiana House of Representatives are taking another swing at Gov. Bobby Jindal’s failed voucher program.

This time the initiative is headed by Education Chair Rep. 250 more words


Happy Easter from a swamp bunny

On Good Friday, I wandered around the trails of the Barataria Preserve with a few friends. It was a glorious day and I felt lucky to be able to relax and breathe in the air outside the city. 178 more words

New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

I visited New Orleans at the end of my southern road trip, during the summer of 2012.

Driving from Mississippi into Louisiana was an experience in itself. 1,076 more words


Lake Charles, Louisiana

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California. Mary is traveling with her 14-year-old grandson on a trip to Turkey.

In other news… 595 more words