Passing By

I’ve really missed the simple act of wandering around and Seeing Stuff.  I’ve been in a Seeing Stuff drought ever since a.) J and I started carpooling downtown together for work and b.) We moved to Gentilly, removing even the luxury of just taking a streetcar home if I decided I felt like it.  Both…

FQ Friday: Stealing Back the Streets

Sometimes, in the French Quarter, the ghosts and the vampires and the voodoo queens and the many pasts and histories of this city will rise up and swirl and eddy around you like a small spiritual tropical storm…and that magical intensity can knock the air out of you and will absolutely solidify the fact that…

Boiling

I woke up this morning intent on starting my Sunday peacefully – curled up in my chair in the Hobbit library with a book and a cup of tea –  so I came downstairs and started rummaging through the tea cabinet to figure out what I was in the mood for.  Earl Grey, it turns…

Nose Memories: Earl Grey Tea

Nose Memories are powerful. I’m talking about that thing where you smell something and it instantly transports you back to a certain time, or place, or reminds you of someone specific.  Now, I could launch into some sort of scientific diatribe about Olfactory Memory and the psychology attached to it and the studies that have…

Watch Your Step!

New Orleans can be a pretty dangerous place sometimes.  I mean, we flood out during rainstorms and sometimes you gotta watch your back when you’re out and around.  And one afternoon maybe a building will suddenly fall apart and collapse when you’re walking past it.  But in addition to all our glorious lunacy, you also…

Onward

It’s been a while.  Almost a year, in fact.  I miss writing and I miss this place – a LOT – and so, as Samwise Gamgee once said, “Well, I’m back.” This feels like returning to your summer cabin after a year away – you locked it up tight when you left the summer before,…

Dawg Days, Issue #9

Read past issues of Dawg Days here!!  You know you wanna…get lost in the cute.

A Month and a Day

One month and one day ago, on June 5, 2017, my mom passed away. It’s weird, but in hindsight, leading up to her departure, I think I knew it was coming. The last time I saw her was on Mother’s Day.  We had a fun time, but she would get a little snarly when we…