Hallowtide Rising

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

October greetings. I hope you will take a few moments to read the latest installment of my column, “The New Spooky.”

It’s About That Time

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

It’s about that time. Yeah, you know what I’m talking about: the equinox. No, not that equinox — the other one. I thought I had little or nothing to say about the subject. As is so often the case, once I got to writing, I discovered how wrong I was. The result is a column so […]

Glad Midsommar

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Just in time for the summer solstice, my article “Flowers to Flame” has been published on Humanistic Paganism. I think this may the best thing I’ve written. If you’ve got a moment, please give it a read; if you’re rushed, just take a look at the pretty pictures, and you’ll get the basic point.

An Essay for the Vernal Equinox

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Today we are celebrating a Spring in the Subtropics and a Spring in the Self.

Six Long Essays

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

I’ve been doing it again: writing elsewhere. I’ve just finished up a series of six essays for College Contemplative on the topic of “Contemplative Faculty Development.” Introduction My Story Stepping into Silence The Transformative Banquet Sustaining the Dialog What’s Next Read at your own risk; I apologize in advance for the length. I wrote these […]

Three Short Essays

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

I recently read Toby Tyrrell’s new book, On Gaia, which provoked me to write three short essays. The first is a review of the book, and the subsequent two are further ruminations inspired by this reading. Gaia Is Dead Long Live Gaia The Name of Gaia I feel well out of my depth here and […]

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.

The Argument for Repeal

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Since I don’t seem to have anything interesting to say, I thought I’d just link to Oyster’s brilliant short essay on why we need to repeal that unfortunate recent legislation we’ve all heard so much about. I considered myself vaguely in favor of the new rules until I read this. Give it a look, it […]

Top Ten Referrers

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Here’s the top ten referrers to this blog since, um, well whenever it was I installed this new stats package. adrastos.blog-city.com 274 michaelhoman.blogspot.com 185 librarychronicles.blogspot.com 154 righthandthief.blogspot.com 136 tanque.org 98 toulousestreet.wordpress.com 72 google.com/ig 71 mcno.org 66 flickr.com/photos/editor 56 howieluvzus.com 54 Respect!

Everson à Orleans

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

What the hell? I thought I was Everson à Orleans.

Panel Report

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Parenthesis Eye reports on the panel discussion in which I participated last week.

Opt Out Oops

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Something tells me this list shouldn’t be posted in the clear.

Holding a Neighborhood Association Accountable for its Neighborhood

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

The YatPundit posts a scorching yet thoughtful account of a neighborhood meeting in New Orleans.

Zogby on Katrina

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Back in September of 2005, I wondered if Katrina would become an campaign issue in 2008. Now pollster John Zogby says it just might: 73 percent say the U.S is in a serious crisis, according to our recent polling. This suggests a need to redefine the very nature and structure of U.S. federalism. In our […]

State of the City

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Kudos to Silence Is Violence for letting people know about Nagin’s State of the City address tomorrow. [Wednesday, May 30, 6:30pm, Nat’l D-Day Museum]


Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Why would someone burglarize the Public Integrity Bureau of the New Orleans Police Department? Speculations are welcome over at Signal 26.

Dr. Homan Goes to Washington

Monday, March 5th, 2007

I’m proud of my neighbor, co-worker and friend Michael Homan, who will testify before the US Senate on Wednesday. Go man go.

Bleak and Bleaker

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Two articles grabbed my attention this morning: New Orleans since the storm: An American travesty by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Feeding 18,000 Families Each Month in One Neighborhood in New Orleans: The Right to Return Eighteen Months after Katrina by Bill Quigley Reading these makes me sad and angry. The mainstream media is bleak enough, but these […]


Monday, February 12th, 2007

Welcome art.rox to the “dot rox” family of blogs. They’ll be writing about “art journalism outside the big media centers of New York City and Los Angeles.”

World Wetlands Day

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

I thought today was just Groundhog Day, but it’s also World Wetlands Day and America’s Wetland Day. (Thanks, Miss Malaprop.)