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 [...]
Archive for May, 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.
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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, 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 [...]
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 [...]