n a four-story brownstone in Park Slope, Brooklyn--a block from Prospect Park--I was able to sit down and speak with painter Kendall Shaw. At 88 years old, he may have slowed down, but he remains an artistic and intellectual force to be reckoned with. He is also an engaging raconteur.
I haven't blogged a good deal recently on Huffington Post, so first off, thanks to those of you who've written me about the McGraw Prize in Educati...
Oyster tables were turning out freshly shucked oysters and the BBQ table had mac and cheese, roast pork, cornbread, fixins and pig paella. Five or six fires were burning around the space and were set in old sugarcane bowls that were formally used to cook down the cane syrup. We drank and ate our fill and headed back to the cottage for a bit more debauchery.
Reminding people of those four words from the Bible may seem naive to some. But to a community desperate for solutions, the message "Thou Shalt Not Kill" is one way to unite in faith, safety and peace.
"[The Internet] is a seriously cool way to network the hell out of a new idea, not the least of which is seeing what else is out there for inspirations."
Some teachers can't cut it and don't belong in classrooms, but the vast majority of them I have observed in 38 years as a reporter are hardworking and dedicated. They want to succeed.
At the eight-acre, Bayou Corne sinkhole in Assumption Parish, owners of slab houses are waiting for methane-gas monitors to be installed in December.
New Orleans-based incendii blows stuff up in New Orleans. It used to be that working in the movie business meant living in Hollywood and accepting th...
There is no question that sustainable recovery from disasters -- particularly moving out of harm's way -- can be a slow, frustrating, arduous process. More enlightened federal funding policies and programs would make it easier and more common.
New Orleans is known for being a fun-filled city, but imagine visiting during an especially energy-charged event. Join the crowd in the French Quarter...
Sometimes you get to fulfill your dreams. Sometimes you never knew they were your dreams until the opportunity knocks on your door. Or a headhunter calls out of the blue.
Many on the east coast have discovered with Sandy -- and one year ago, with Irene -- what New Orleanians already know: Evacuations are expensive and stressful. They are no holiday for the fleeing residents.
I can't stop thinking about the moment when my Mamina spotted the photo of Mother Soniat and tears filled her eyes at the sight of a woman who had offered her fudge and friendship when she felt alone.
A medical portion in the proposed, $7.8 billion class-action settlement with BP will satisfy some residents who became ill from the 2010 spill but hundreds of others opted out because the agreement doesn't cover their chronic ailments and sky-high expenses.
School budgets are tight. Many teachers, without dipping into their own wallet, do not have access to materials that are critical to improving interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education.
After a huge culinary bash in New Orleans, I head back to Charleston -- with some stops for great meals along the way, of course.