Monthly Archives: September 2011

Fantabulous Fridays: living in a magazine photo

Do you ever have those moments when you feel like someone could come and do a photo shoot of your experience and it would make a lovely magazine spread?  When the weather’s perfect and the setting is gorgeous and it … Continue reading

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Back to the Square . . .

. . . for more great music this evening.  Bonerama was funkin’ it up at the Harvest the Music festival.  And tonight we indulged in shrimp and grits and a pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw.  Yum! During the concert, a … Continue reading

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Only in New Orleans?

I saw this for the first time way back when I started teaching here. A student would walk into class with dollar bills pinned to his shirt.  Huh???  Turns out it’s a birthday tradition.  Maybe you start with a dollar … Continue reading

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Stillness Sundays – Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall

Most of the leaves around here are still green, green.  You have to wait until December for fall. But you’ll find the occasional orange leaf like this one caught in the seed stalk of a dwarf palmetto. This from my … Continue reading

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Story Saturdays: Hiking Katahdin

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Fantabulous Fridays – swamp slides

Took a long walk in the swamp this morning.  I wish I could say there weren’t mosquitoes.  They weren’t too bad as long as I kept moving.  It’s Friday night and I’ve got a hot date, so I’m going to … Continue reading

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One Book, One New Orleans, plus brass band love

One Book, One New Orleans. It’s a cool month-long celebration in the city.  The idea is that everyone reads the same book and then attends awesome events, all in the name of adult literacy.  This year’s book is Nine Lives, … Continue reading

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