Archive for August, 2006

Before the Law

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

After my bike was stolen last week, I walked to work and then called the cops from my office. I was told I would need to call back from the scene of the crime, since an officer would need to come by to file the report. Can’t be done over the phone. I would need […]

Eyeswapping

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

A few days ago I posted a picture of Milo and me, and noted that we had the same color eyes. My friend Sean went a little crazy with this picture and swapped my eyes with Milo’s. The results are funny and a little disturbing. According to Sean, “Milo’s eyes fit perfectly inside the iris […]

Overheard at the Laundromat

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

I overheard a fellow patron at the neighborhood laundromat saying to the proprietor: If there were five 400 pound women that’d be all right with me. I have no idea what he meant. I don’t want to know. I love a good non-sequitur.

Signs of Life

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

A photo of mine is featured in the new book, Signs of Life. It’s this one, taken on September 25, 2005 just a few blocks from my home in Mid-City New Orleans: Profits from the sale of the book go to Common Ground Relief and Hands On Network.

My Katrina Timeline

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

I’m foregoing the many memorial and remembrance services going on around the Gulf Coast today. The President of the United States is making an appearance just a few yards from our house, but I don’t care. I’m observing the one-year anniversary of Katrina’s landfall in my own way. I’m breathing deeply and reconstructing my personal […]

Yes, It’s the Yes Men

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

I got an e-mail yesterday morning announcing a bold reversal of policy by HUD. They were planning to re-open the shuttered public housing projects and allow residents displaced by the flooding to return home! I get so much e-mail I often scan things quickly, but this caught my eye, particularly the part of the press […]

Sweeter Ride

Monday, August 28th, 2006

I got my new bike from Adam’s. It was ready about ten days earlier than expected. I’d wanted to get the same bike I’d had before, a Raleigh Venture 5.0. But I guess the factory was out of stock, at least in my size. So I ended up getting the comparable model from the competition: […]

“We owe it to the people who can’t come back.”

Monday, August 28th, 2006

I’m quoted in an article by Roy Bragg for the San Antonio Express News.

Story X

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

The Times-Picayune publishes their tenth story about us this morning.

“I’ve lost all sense of what’s normal.”

Friday, August 25th, 2006

I’m famous at last, quoted in an article on the Village Voice website by Anya Kamenetz, a former New Orleanian. “I’ve lost all sense of what’s normal,” says New Orleans resident Bart Everson. His house, which took on five feet of water, stands at a crossroads in the city’s recovery — one of the points […]

Psychic Vortex

Friday, August 25th, 2006

This ramp-up to the anniversary of Katrina’s landfall is brutal. It’s not bothering me so much personally, but the city as a whole is on edge. There’s some mighty negative energy going around. At least that’s how I’m explaining the recent spiral of bad stuff in my life. In the last month, Xy had a […]

Cease & Desist

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

Well, the good news is the postal system around here may be getting better. This letter was posted on Monday and arrived at our house on Tuesday: The bad news is it’s nothing nice. It’s a D&C letter from a lawyer on behalf of the landlord across the street, related to — you guessed it […]

It’s Come to This

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

My friends PJ & Andrea are selling their flooded Broadmoor house on eBay. Their write-up is kind of funny and kind of sad. Best of luck, y’all.

Boozocracy

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

I’m proud — no, scratch that — I’m chagrined to announce the debut of Boozocracy, a new online fundraising campaign. Michael Homan and I are letting people vote on our drinking habits in order to raise money for a library our neighborhood. It’s kind of like the intersection of literary culture and drinking culture and […]

Stealing Yr Bike

Monday, August 21st, 2006

Today’s musical accompaniment (mp3) provided by Admiral Stereo. My psychic powers kicked in early this morning, as I was puttering around the house, getting ready to go to work. Some inner voice told me I should check on my bike. I went into the living room and peered out the window onto the front porch. […]

Fire

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Yesterday morning I was taking a coffee break with some co-workers, and looking out our fourth-floor window we noticed a column of black smoke rising in the near distance, just across I-10 in Mid-City. Good God, could that be our house? I rode my bike over and discovered the fire was quite some distance from […]

Drama on North Salcedo

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

Ever had the feeling that all the pieces are coming together — but none of them fit? Like maybe some wiseacre at the factory mixed together a bunch of different puzzles as a prank? Yeah, me too. I stopped by Michael’s house after work yesterday to talk with Roy Bragg of the San Antonio Express-News. […]

Open House

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Last night Xy’s school had an open house. Twenty parents came by to talk with Xy. Most were from her own class of 25, some from the other two classes in the 6th grade. That’s a lot. In fact, Xy said she hasn’t seen so many parents at an open house since she taught at […]

Check’s in the Mail

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

So our mortgage company is holding the insurance money for renovating our house. They cut a check months ago when our contractor first submitted a bid, for one-third of the estimated total. A couple months ago they sent an inspector along to confirm that work has been underway. They cut another check for the next […]

Antigravity ROX

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

I’ll be hawking some ROX at the Antigravity Alternative Media Expo this Saturday, so come by and harrass me.