Archive for the 'Briefly' Category

Atheism Reconsidered

Friday, May 18th, 2012

By the way, I’ve got an essay published on the Humanistic Paganism website, “The Impossibility of Atheism.” Check it out, and by all means let me know what you think, over there or over here or however you prefer.

Hangin’ with 13ers

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Just excavated an old paper, not by me but about me — check it out.

New Orleans bicyclists enjoy improved conditions

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

I’m quoted in the this article by the indefatigable R Stephanie Bruno.

Obama Prediction

Friday, July 1st, 2011

I’m going out on a limb and predict Obama wins in 2012. You may scoff but remember I have an unblemished record of success in this arena.

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.

Extra Money

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Got my check for working as an extra for HBO’s Treme. It seems the going rate for this kind of work around here is $7.25/hour for a non-union extra like me. Eight hours of that plus four hours at time and a half equals $101.50; after taxes, I got $95.77.

The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Friday, February 18th, 2011

I was just coming home from the first real parade of the carnival season, fired up and aglow with the love, and I get online and I check my e-mail and I find myself on Facebook, looking at a kindly invitation to enjoy the next night’s diversions, looking at the profile of a friend, and […]

Triumph of the Shin

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Last Mardi Gras, a dog bit me on the calf. The marks are still visible today, one full year after the fact. I was recently informed that the dog has died. A friend joked that I had come out on top, which I thought was funny, but I do feel sorry for the dog and […]

Stirrings Espresso

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Stirrings Espresso liqueur contains caffeine. The label notes that it contains caramel coloring, and not a word about caffeine. But trust me — it’s in there. Stands to reason, I guess. Live and learn. Now it’s after midnight, and I’m wired.

What’s Up with FeedBurner

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Folks who subscribe to e-mail updates for this blog (via Feedburner) may have noticed they aren’t coming regularly. This problem has been ongoing for about a week and I really have no idea why.

Revelation 11:18

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

The time has come … for destroying those who destroy the earth. Revelation 11:18 (New International Version, ©1984)


Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

In addition to Xy’s birthday, we’re also celebrating Persephone’s 25,000th hour of life today; but how to explain this number to a toddler?

Famous at Last

Friday, December 10th, 2010

In case you missed it, a photo by yours truly featuring the infamous Xy is gracing an article on Lifehacker right now.


Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

I just unearthed an old post, incomplete and never published, about going to church with Xy. I dusted it off, fleshed it out to the best of my memory, and it’s now available in the archives under March 18, 2007, which is probably wrong but it’s my best guess.

Connect the Dots

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Some people criticize the green movement for being almost like a religious faith. Others say the green movement has lost touch with its spiritual roots. Now Dark Green Religion by Bron Taylor has landed on my reading list. I’ll report back if I figure anything out.


Monday, August 16th, 2010

I’m quoted in this article from the morning paper.

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.


Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

WWOZ will be airing a “Street Talk” segment on the Lafitte Corridor greenway project today (Tues 1/12/10) at 2pm sharp. Listen on 90.7 FM in New Orleans or on the web at or just use the handy player on the FOLC website.

iTunes 9

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

I don’t have much use for most of the new features in iTunes 9 (released yesterday) but there’s one thing I like: Apple has added nested AND/OR functionality to smart playlists. Very nice. In fact I’d upgrade for this feature alone.

Our Toilet Is Famous

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Our toilet is a featured exhibit in the Museum of Unintended Use. Check it out.