Archive for June, 2010

Maximal Realization

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

I’m quoted in this Gambit article by Sarah Eddington. I use big words like “maximal” and “expeditiously” and “stuff.”

Summer 2010

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Summer is my favorite season. Take a brief vacation from reality with this summery mix.

Better Safe

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

I woke around dawn to the sound of heavy downpouring rain. After it kept up for a while, I reluctantly dragged myself out of bed, put on a pair of boxers, some sandals, and a baseball hat, and ran out to move the car up to the driveway. Xy tried to tell me it wasn’t […]

Twenty-Eight Months

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Dear Persephone, When I ask how old you are, you’ve learned to say “two and a quarter.” But I guess now you’ll have to learn to say “two and a third.” We’ve taken you out of the daycare for the summer so you are spending a lot of time with your mother. She took you […]

Lessons Learned

Friday, June 18th, 2010

A few weeks back I had a bit of an educational experience. I can’t get into specifics, but I’m wondering if I might be able to abstract the essence. A party approached a group that I work with asking for our support on a particular initiative. This party has considerable power and influence, and our […]

Xy Update

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

We’ve taken Persephone out of daycare for the summer. Xy’s finally having some time to bond with her, which is a refreshing change after this last school year. Xy found a new job about a month ago. The bad news is it’s still classroom teaching. She’ll be teaching fourth-grade science and social studies at a […]

Invalid Nodes, Etc.

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

My daughter and I enjoyed a fine outing to the park and museum Sunday, but when we came home the house was strangely quiet. No music playing in the living room. No music in the kitchen. Xy said it had stopped a couple hours earlier. I checked my computer, whence the music flows, and it […]

Quoted * 2

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

I have quotes in a couple recent press releases regarding the city’s reacquisition of the so-called LIFT parcel, which brings us back full circle.

Krewe of Dead Pelicans

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Despite the fact that this event was promoted primarily through a social network site, and despite the fact that I’m supposedly “into” that sort of thing, I didn’t know anything about the Krewe of Dead Pelicans until we read the paper Saturday morning. We were planning to head to Julia Street that evening anyhow for […]

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Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Here’s a shot of the Times-Picayune, Section C, May 29, 2010. Oops. I still remember when I discovered the existence of typos and other such mistakes, at the tender age of eight or ten. I was so taken by the concept that mistakes could make their way into print that I began to collect them. […]

My Latest Crisis

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Many people around the city are familiar with Grace Episcopal Church on Canal Street, as many community meetings are held there. Mid-City Neighborhood Organization meets there. Friends of Lafitte Corridor meets there. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. I’ve been an especially frequent visitor over the last eight months, as my daughter has […]

Good News, Bad News

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

So I says to Howie, I says, “Howie, the good news is they’ve installed that new toilet in the men’s room.” As for the bad news, well, you really have to see it to appreciate it. Fortunately Howie took a picture.

Batchin’ It

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

For the last week Xy and Persephone have been out in the proverbial boonies, hanging with some friends at a remote cabin way out in the woods. It was originally going to be a three day trip, but they were enjoying themselves so much they extended their stay. Meanwhile I’ve been “batchin’ it” here at […]

Cinematic Weekend

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

My wife and daughter went out of town with some friends for the holiday weekend, leaving me here in New Orleans to fend for myself. After they left on Friday, it dawned on me that I had a perfect opportunity to go see a movie in a theater, something I’ve only done once since our […]