Happy Birthday, FollowYourCrazy!

Happy birthday to meee, happy birthday to meeeee!  Happy birthday dear BLOOOOOG, haapppy birthday to meeeee! When 2012 rolled into 2013, we were standing by the Mississippi River in the French Quarter, watching fireworks in a madly-pressed crowd.  My one and only resolution for the year was made:  to write more.  Given that we are…

One Month Later…

Last weekend, J and I were driving down St. Charles Avenue and saw just about everyone out at Audubon park, wearing shorts and t-shirts and playing volleyball.  Later on, last week, I was meandering through the garden center at Home Depot, the sun a gentle-warm on my back, the breeze wafting the smell of blooms…

On the Road, Off the Grid: Take Deux

If you can believe it, here we geaux again!  Amazing.  Just amazing.  When J and I threw in our hat and came back to Colorado, this very moment right this second felt eternities away.  Standing on the desolate shore of the Other Side of Summer, back in June, feeling disconnected and uncertain and failed and…

Milestones

J and I just got back from makin’ a few groceries.  We hunted and gathered steaks, sparkling cider, and the makings of strawberry shortcake.  Joining this delightful culinary gathering will be some veggies and mashed tatoes.  We’re waiting for the charcoal to get hot right now, and the feast preparations will be a’rollin’. We are…

French Quarter Fridays: Backstage

So, I just spent the better part of my spare and stolen moments, for the last several days, glued to news, watching Hurricane Isaac steal upon the Gulf Coast and do his stormy thang.  Nothing drives me battier than watching storms like that roll up on my favored part of the United terrain, when I’m…

The Purchase

Or: Why I Never Left Louisiana I try not to post more than one entry here within the span of a day.  It can be overwhelming to readers, and I try to keep my subscribers in mind as well, as they receive emails every time I publish something.  (Unless they have adjusted their settings to…

Rivah Watah

Man o’ man, the last couple of weeks have been a ride!  I am working two jobs now, you see.  I took two part-timers in order to make a whole, as it were.  However, one part-time gave me nearly full-time hours last week, so I was somewhat working a full job and a half.  Often,…

There and Back Again

As the notorious Samwise Gamgee once said, after that nasty Ring was destroyed and all was said and done:  “Well, I’m back.” Back in two respects:  Back in Colorado, back on the blog. When one encounters sudden or unwelcome change, it is natural, I think, for one to tuck into oneself for a spell.  To…