Their Parting Gifts

David Bowie got me through Mardi Gras. He did this, inadvertently, by up and passing away in early January this year. I found out on a Monday morning after the day it happened, groggy on the porch, waking up to a new day and a new week. I read it on Facebook. It devastated me….

Whereupon It All BEGINS

Hail! The Twelve Days of Christmas have come and gone, and upon that Partridge’s last resounding squawk from the boughs of its Pear Tree, Twelfth Night emerged upon us and, at long LAST, that most glorious of seasons began, the season that inspires one to truly and fully realize what a delightfully weird and incredible…

Parade Daze

Well, the Daze hasn’t started JUST yet.  As the old song goes, “We’ve only just beguuuuun…”   It’s parade time, y’all!  I’ve been waiting for this since about a month after Mardi Gras last year, after I’d had some time to recoup.  I love Carnival season.  I love how, starting at Twelfth Night, it just starts…

Ex El Vee Eye Eye

Ahhh, the long-awaited New Orleans-hosted Superbowl 2013 is upon us.  It has been an interesting week, watching the action increase as this weekend drew ever more near.  Last weekend, we rounded the bend into Jackson Square and came upon a very floodlit St. Louis Cathedral.  Lit up for the benefit of all the news and…

Easter

Our first Easter in New Orleans began pretty much like any other day here in this hotel:  We slept later than we would have preferred, since the room is so dark we can never tell when it’s morning.  See, the dawg likes to bark, loudly, whenever anyone passes by the hotel window.  The only way we…

Mardi Gras

Happy Mardi Gras, world!  Greetings, from my desk, for I am at work. Just about everywhere else, save for New Orleans and other places along the Gulf Coast, today is just a Tuesday.  The same holds true where I’m at…but I’m doing the best I can.  I’ve got the Mardi Gras Parade Cam running, via…