I am a native New Orleanian and avid reader with one cat.
I love music from many decades but my heart is with the songs of the 1960s. Born in 1973, I was, to a great extent raised with these melodies and the chords resonate with me. I am not convinced that the only reason for this is that they were the background for the road trips of my youth.
This fine gentleman is a green anole, a common visitor to gardens here in New Orleans. They are known for eating bugs and I have even seen one eating a cockroach. They have faced some competition from larger, more invasive brown anoles in recent years. My little, green friend is a good indication of how my avid gardener of a mother creates a space for wildlife in her magical “fairy portals.”
What keeps me moving is necessity, opportunity, flexibility, and the simple joy of being outdoors. I have always taken pleasure in outdoor activity and have been fortunate enough to have rural or suburban streets and sidewalks around me that were fairly safe to walk on. To this day, most of my activity is done outdoors, mainly walking and biking. Events in 2014 and 2015 and, now COVID-19, have, despite everything, led me to increase and vary my exercise.
This is a post about the history behind a notable tomb in one of New Orleans' "cities of the dead" and two voyages on the same ship. I love the America's Historical Newspapers (Louisiana State Package) database and I fond out this shivery piece of family history via a newspaper article I found on that database I just HAD to share.
Many of us are still under at least partial stay-at-home orders, so I’d like to bring two of my favorite shows available on Netflix to your attention. Both are adapted from or inspired by excellent source material that they manage to surpass and both deal with the theme of duality, so grab your shadow-self and start watching.