Herein lies a personal story and some of what I learned from it. The story is not just mine. Unfortunately facing mortality applies to all of us.
It was loud and busy, wet and deafening, but the music, the dancing, and the food were still amazing and mood-lifting.
As Treme has come to a close, it's hard to decide whether the food or music will be more memorable.
Everyone reading this knows a host of former lawyers, bankers, consultants, academics, or doctors for whom the work or environment was not right, many of whom eventually left the profession or stuck around halfheartedly.
If you have never seen a New Orleans parade, it's hard to explain the energy, the magnitude and the sheer excitement. The best way I could describe Krewe du Veiux upon seeing it for the first time was "a quarter mile of moving chaos."
The Crescent City might as well be re-christened "Who Orleans" because Doctor Who's Matt Smith is heading stateside for Wizard World New Orleans Comic...
Multiple issues and the transferring of properties between the city, state, LSU and the VA all combine to make this a complex case. However, the lawyers argue, the procedures followed and the reasons for them are in total contradiction of the law.
New Orleans is a gumbo; a mixture of ingredients that come together and create something undeniably unique. It is a city with energy, creativity, and individuality that represents the best of what American cities are doing today.
Soon we will be celebrating the day we met nearly seven years ago. It has been an incredible amazing fantastic voyage and we cannot wait to see what happens in 2014!
Power going out at the Super Bowl; Maker's Mark announcing its plans to dilute its whiskey; the woman who hid under her desk to avoid a TV reporter; Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend and a Canadian mayor's crack-laced meltdown. All great, but not Sponge-worthy.
The staring dog, his beloved passed-on pet, whom he painted into one of his Cajun Bayou scenes to explosive popularity, is part of sixteen other museum and permanent collections, and currently four feature collections.
Woody Allen's films have global meaning across many generations. As an artist his work has personal resonance. In most of his films art is treated with reverence alongside the main characters.
Unfortunately, the script for this film is never sharp or savvy enough to counteract both the ick factor -- two grandfathers beating each other up in boxing trunks -- and just the simple lackluster quality of it all.
Gifting is hard work, but I'm here to help you give items that will ensure the recipient delights in your thoughtful present. Buy gifts that are iconic to or come from a place you've visited with your partner, friend, or family member. Here are some examples to get your wheels turning.
They're very proud of their ghosts in NOLA, and I saw charming signs throughout the French Quarter hung on real estate shingles: "Haunted" or "Not Haunted." The Bourbon Orleans is no exception.
(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Dec. 9, 2013 edition.) North of New Orleans, ambitious drilling plans in the Tuscaloosa ...