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Apple Helps Evolve the NSA Narrative

Quite an interesting episode of the ongoing soap opera surrounding “privacy” in the age of ubiquitous internet connected devices.  (It’s been quite a while since I blogged about the NSA’s… 872 more words

Science And Technology

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

"We're finding out today how many things are coming out of mommy!"

“I will tell you right away–there’s two!” The ultrasound wand had been inside me for approximately 0.3 seconds before the doctor made this announcement.

“Can you guys see?!” This was my mom, talking to the daddies. 409 more words


I Just Want To See His Face

“I don’t wan’t to walk and talk about Jesus. I just want to see his face.”
— Mick Jagger/Keith Richards


Can you see the face, the one with the long beard, and the left hand raised as if watching this scene through some impervious barrier of glass or time?

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Toulouse Street

Songs of Innocence

I could not publish until Anya was gone from fear of upsetting my daughter. We put Anya to sleep Aug. 29, very close to what would hvave been her 19th birthday. 676 more words

Toulouse Street

Ghosts of the Flood

” . . . so many, / I had not thought death had undone so many . . . “
The Wasteland, T.S. Eliot

Sometimes I feel them, my wife told me, their spirits, as I’m driving down the street.

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The Narrative

Nausea. And more nausea.

I am sorry for the radio silence. The truth of it is, I have been consumed by the nausea and I don’t really have much to say besides that. 319 more words