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Poetry and Blood

Yes, there is poetry in the ground, as the famous 19th century Creole poet said, and there is blood on the streets. If you look at the sagging shotgun shacks at the edge of the fashionable neighborhoods, the ones with the paint peeling from their gingerbread, and see opportunity and not poverty, you are part of the problem of the new New Orleans exceptionalism. 1,387 more words

Toulouse Street

Easy Living

Gabriel was just here for an absolutely wonderful three week visit, and we did something that I don’t typically do: American tourism. I’ve been quite a few places in the country, but most of that is due to two things: visiting family, and attending Speech and Debate tournaments. 1,722 more words


This Ought to be Good

Rant time.

I get so tired of mindless engineers “fixing” things because they really need something to do in their lives. WordPress has changed the entire way that I add a post to Storyteller. 205 more words


Dog Days, Dog Stars and Backatown

The dog days of summer are here. Many of the city’s best restaurants are closed for a two-week break. Many of our friends are some place else.  152 more words

Ray Laskowitz

Little Moments

Jazz funerals and second lines are historically and culturally driven.

For me, as a photographer, the establishing scenes are very important. Those are the ones like the picture I posed yesterday. 116 more words

Ray Laskowitz

A snippet from yesterday’s funeral.

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