Archive for May, 2009

Hair Ideas

Friday, May 29th, 2009

We were sad to see a bank repo underway at the corner of N. Rendon and Iberville. That’s the site of Hair Ideas, where I sometimes got my hair cut. I forget the name of the lady who was the proprietor. I think she also owned the building, which contains some apartments. She made a […]

Earliest Photos

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

I think these are the earliest photos I ever took. They’re stamped “May 1975″ but I think some were taken around Xmas 1974. They appear to have been taken with some sort of pinhole camera. My memories from that time are rather fuzzy — kind of like these pix.


Monday, May 25th, 2009

When ROX #85 debuted on the internet, we sent out press releases every which way, and we got quite a bit of coverage, from Time magazine to local media outlets. I’m not sure exactly how it happened, but Xy and I ended up on a drive-time radio show in St. Louis, live in the studio. […]

Fifteen Months

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Dear Persephone, You are starting to say a few words. Your pronunciation is pretty crude, but your points of reference are undeniable: Bird. Ball. That’s pretty cool. Yesterday we were running so late in the morning that I rode my bike to daycare with you strapped to my chest (instead of dropping you off and […]

Coffee Reduction #6

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

It’s time for me to go off coffee again. I enjoy breaking this habit as spring edges into summer. I try to make it a part of my yearly routine. However, last year I never got around to it, what with the girl being born. I haven’t gone off caffeine since 2007. I feel like […]

Mystery of the Gas Rebate

Monday, May 18th, 2009

We recently let our Better World membership lapse. I like Better World and recommend them to anyone shopping for an auto club, but our insurer offers roadside assistance at a price that can’t be beat. I heard about Better World through Car Talk back when I used to listen to NPR. (Another Katrina casualty. After […]

She Turned My World Upside Down

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

P.S. I’ve knuckled under and created a set of pix from my phone. Of course they are for the most part lower quality than photos taken with a “real” camera, still I’m amazed at how non-crappy some of them are. It helps to have a good subject.

Hike the Lafitte Corridor

Monday, May 11th, 2009

What are you doing for National Trails Day? If you’re in New Orleans, please join us for the 5th Annual Hike of the Lafitte Corridor. Saturday June 6 10:00 AM: Meet at main entrance to Armstrong Park (Rampart St.) Noonish: Lunch at Massey’s (509 N Carrollton) 1:00 PM: Finish at Canal Blvd. Shuttle back to […]

Five & Dime

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

It’s been a little over five years since I started blogging here in earnest. I thought this would be a simple extension of the journal-writing I’d done off and on for years. The main difference, I supposed, was that I would be less likely to write about the minutiae of my life, that I would […]

Dear Aunt Ron

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Dear Aunt Ron, Thanks for Persephone’s birthday gift. It will probably take her a while to grow into those clothes, but better too big than too small. I also appreciated the letter you included. Rest assured, I won’t “disown” you for the suggestions you make regarding Persephone’s religious education. In fact I am touched that […]

Looking for Work

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Xy is officially looking for work. She’s been teaching over in Algiers for six years, pretty much continuously, with a little interruption for that storm we had a few years ago. However, the principal that inspired her so much retired a while ago, and she’s decided she’d like to work on this side of the […]