Archive for June, 2011

Missing Monday

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

I took a lot of photos on this vacation. Around 400, I think, the best of which are slowly finding their way into a set on Flickr. I’m using them to reconstruct the trip in my mind, to jog my memory as to what happened when. And yet there’s a gap. I didn’t take any […]

Ceviche Sunday

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Let’s see. My last post got us most of the way through Saturday. We arrived in Vero mid-afternoon and checked in at the Driftwood. Longtime readers may recall that Xy and I took a vacation here back in June of 2007, a week of lovebugs and lovemaking. We suspect our daughter was conceived in Vero. […]

Friday Dry

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

When my in-laws asked what time we should leave, I said 7AM, and they laughed, and my father-in-law suggested 9AM. Then it was my turn to laugh, quietly, to myself. In my mind I thought 10AM, but I didn’t take that too seriously either. When facing up to a long journey, I like to get […]

Web 20

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Forget two-point-oh, the web is turning two-oh (that’s twenty) in just over a month. Please join the celebration.

Thursday Off

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Posting has been a little thin here lately, for good reason: I’ve been on vacation. My plan now is to back up in time and recreate these ten days in excruciating detail. So here we go. My in-laws rolled into town on Wednesday, June 15, but my vacation officially began the next day, when I […]

Rogue Spirituality

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Project Conversion is still getting into my head. I came across a phrase there one night, a phrase that stuck with me: the spiritual rogue. It got stuck in my head, and the next morning I came back to the site and looked for it and couldn’t find it and thought I’d dreamed it. But […]

Lane in the Lens

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

I’m mentioned briefly in an article published by The Lens: Homeowner or homeless? St. Louis Street resident fights to hang on to what he has. Hughes is convinced that the gathering momentum against him stems from backers of the Lafitte Greenway, the linear park planned along the abandoned railroad tracks that parallel the canal across […]

Forty Months

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Dear Persephone, I meant to take notes on all the crazy things you’ve said over the last few weeks. But time got away from me. I remember you said “Trust me!” when we were playing Alphabet Farm. I wrote it down, because it seemed remarkable, but now I can’t remember anything more about it, except […]

Wounded Tree

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

The wounded tree that stands at the end of Bayou St. John is even more wounded now. What happened here? Bark is scattered all around the base of the tree. The biggest shards are immediately evident, but smaller pieces make a complete circle. For as long as I can remember, the side of this tree […]

Rising Tide VI

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

The center where I work is co-sponsoring Rising Tide this year. Here’s your official invitation from the conference organizers. Rising Tide NOLA, Inc., will present its 6th Annual New Media Conference centered on the recovery and future of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast on Saturday, August 27th, 2011, 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. at […]

John, Clint, & New Orleans Jazz

Monday, June 13th, 2011

John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, is one of my personal heroes. That’s why it’s so hard for me to accept that he actually said this. John Lydon on New Orleans Traditional Jazz by Editor B There’s only one conceivable response. Obviously someone needs to record a traditional New Orleans-style jazz tribute to the Sex Pistols […]


Sunday, June 12th, 2011

My week as a bachelor is drawing to a close. When we did this last year it was pretty tame. I saw some movies, which was exciting enough, and a notable highlight was a trip to the doctor to get some meds. This year things have been a little different. Still not frequenting the strip […]

Electric Morning

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Some mornings the journey to the workplace is a boring old slog. But not usually, not for me. I try to make a point to stay alert to the world around me. I am usually on bike or foot, which is an advantage. Also, I live in the visually rich and colorful city of New […]

Mid-City Market

Friday, June 10th, 2011

There is an unfortunate pattern which sometimes emerges in local reportage, wherein community groups are incorrectly depicted as opposed to economic development. In reality, most community groups merely want to be engaged in the development process to ensure the highest quality outcome. I’ve seen it happen before, and so I get a little nervous sometimes. […]

Project Conversion at the Halfway Point

Friday, June 10th, 2011

For the past six months or so I’ve been following the fascinating spiritual adventures of Andrew Bowen at Project Conversion. The concept is simple to grasp: He converts to a new religion each month, and he writes about it. Anyone who knows me well will understand why this sort of public art/life/video matrix is so […]

Låtom Oss Fröjdas i Ungdomens Vår

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

25 years ago today I was singing this song and graduating from high school in Sweden.

Taking Requests

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

It must still be finals week somewhere because my “Study” mix is raking in the love. As I was writing this a rare comment came thru: “I was procrastinating like crazy until I found this gem and put myself to work on my essay which btw is due tomorrow. Thanks!” So maybe it’s not a […]

Work in Progress

Monday, June 6th, 2011

My girls are enjoying a week at an undisclosed location in central Louisiana this week. So I am playing the bachelor. Not very exciting, really. Mainly I’m doing a lot of post-production work. My goal is to finish up ROX #96. Here’s a clip. This project has been in limbo for over three years now. […]

Krewe of Palmyra

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Yesterday afternoon I heard the sound of a brass band. I stuck my head outside and saw the Krewe of Palmyra coming down Alexander to make a stop at Banks Street Bar. I thought I’d seen it all. I thought I knew what was going on in my neighborhood, at least, but I guess New […]


Friday, June 3rd, 2011

I’ve been hoarding glass bottles for a while now. Maybe a year. Not everything — just the big ones. Plenty of beer bottles have ended up in the trash. In fact, plenty of wine bottle got trashed too. But there’s something about a liquor bottle. It tends to hang around longer. I build up a […]