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New Orleans, Louisiana

In honor of the Oscars, I’m finally getting around to posting about my trip to New Orleans in January with Greg.  (If you’re thinking, huh?  You’re right, they have no connection.)  It’s such a crazy place, where on Bourbon Street, there’s live music practically every 10 feet, and bars offering 3-for-1 shots everywhere you turn, and yet, just one block over on Royal Street, stores are filled with pricey antiques, chandeliers, and original Picasso and Chagall paintings. 163 more words


Taking it Sleazy in the Big Easy

If the conservatives are going to push so hard for “America” to revert back to its Puritan ways, then they should designate a city in every state where prostitution, gambling, and drugs are legal. 1,232 more words


Happy Umbrella Day

The first time I actually took refuge beneath an umbrella was as an adolescent.  It was during the graveside rites for one of my friends.  A family acquaintance held it over himself and me because we weren’t chosen to sit in the tent.  677 more words

Cultural Highlights

The Parasol Fashion Show

Do you ever get to that level of boredom where almost anything suddenly seems like it would be great fun? I reached this level of boredom with one of my brothers on New Year’s Eve (during the afternoon). 248 more words