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The 14th Month Of 2020

13th Ward Ramblings on Carnival past and present, Stephen Perry and the New Orleans tourism cabal.

Who Do You Play For?

Personal profits triumph over needs of people that certain politicians presumably represent

A tribute to the Louisiana resident who pushed back against Rush Limbaugh’s on-air Katrina misinformation campaign

Ray Davis, better known as musician and psychedelic guru Ray Bong, celebrated his 65th birthday in January, 16 years after speaking to Rush Limbaugh...
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A tribute to the Louisiana resident who pushed back against Rush Limbaugh’s on-air Katrina misinformation campaign

Ray Davis, better known as musician and psychedelic guru Ray Bong, celebrated his 65th birthday in January, 16 years after speaking to Rush Limbaugh...

“Stay home!” says Krewe of House Floats founder.

Carnival is when we find our friends on the streets and we grope them and slobber on them like we haven’t seen them in...

What It Means to Cancel 2021’s Mardi Gras Parades

My ability to stay at home with my kids and help them suffer through this long year of online schooling during the pandemic, has...

Screentime for Corona: The Meltdown (part 3 of 3)

The third installment chronicling one family’s struggle to survive online schooling during the pandemic. CLICK HERE to read Part 1. And click HERE to read...

Screentime for Corona (part 2 of 3)

The second installment chronicling one family’s desperate struggle to manage computer use during the pandemic. CLICK HERE to read Part 1. My kids' mother...

Obituary: New Orleans publishing pioneer, Louise “Gypsy Lou” Webb, passes away at 104

The amazing Louise “Gypsy Lou” Webb passed away Dec 13, 2020 at Greenbrier Nursing Center in Slidell, at the age of 104. Amid the radical...

Screen Time for Corona (part 1 of 3)

One family's desperate struggle to manage computer use during the pandemic. I got myself a small boat and took up fishing specifically to escape life inside...

An Innovative School. An Inspiring Leader. And a Dangerously Stupid Line to Cross.

A former teacher at the high school inside New Orleans' jail can’t believe what he’s hearing.
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The Brazen Cajun

Louisiana's attorney general is now considered a leading contender in the 2023 governor's race, but while his record of intransigent and pugilistic partisanship may have made him into a force among the far-right, it also threatens to undermine his credibility with an electorate that scrutinizes gubernatorial candidates far more extensively than the electorate that shows up during federal elections. In this sweeping review of Landry's career in politics, we consider the issues most likely to dominate any discussion about whether he is qualified to lead one of the most diverse and most economically disadvantaged states in the nation.
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The 14th Month Of 2020

13th Ward Ramblings on Carnival past and present, Stephen Perry and the New Orleans tourism cabal.

Who Do You Play For?

Personal profits triumph over needs of people that certain politicians presumably represent

A tribute to the Louisiana resident who pushed back against Rush Limbaugh’s on-air Katrina misinformation campaign

Ray Davis, better known as musician and psychedelic guru Ray Bong, celebrated his 65th birthday in January, 16 years after speaking to Rush Limbaugh...