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Second Lines, Real Feeling

This is normally a huge parade. It didn’t disappoint. The Original N.O. Lady and Men Buckjumpers Annual Parade is 31 years old. It is bold. Powerful. 465 more words

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Discovering true New Orleans on a Sunday bar crawl

The Uber driver drops us off in a quiet street of Central City on a sunny Sunday morning. If it was our first visit to New Orleans I would have second thoughts about walking alone in this neighborhood. 768 more words

Memorable Journeys

How I See It

I just want to write for a minute.

By now, it’s been national news. By now it’s also probably almost forgotten outside of New Orleans. After all, we are a violent city. 472 more words

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The King and Eye

Yes. The King — Mr. Woodrow “Woody” Randall.

And. My eye.

The one I use to focus and frame when I take a picture.

So. This post isn’t about “The King and I,” a musical about the King of Siam. 359 more words

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Southern Knight

I think everybody is still in shock. I’m pretty sure that I am.

You know the story. Allen Toussaint passed in Spain after playing what would be his final concert. 455 more words

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Fit For a King

The king’s portrait.

Yes. One of my street portrait-things. I made it at the Women of Class second line. It seems that I take about the same picture every year at this parade. 141 more words

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A Helping Hand

Everybody could use a helping hand. Or two. Or four.

Especially if you are wearing high heels on New Orleans streets. And, if you are the Queen of The Women of Class. 133 more words

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