Wahwooweewah! Nobody wants to talk about the New York Mets (who are only 3.5 games out of the wild card, by the way), but the second you mention Canadians and blackface, everyone has an opinion! But, seriously, the conversation on my personal Facebook page has been interesting. So check it out if you have a… Continue reading Taking a Break from Justin Trudeau to Talk About Beer, Puppies and Fried Chicken!
Anyone who knows anything about the New York Giants and New York Mets will understand why I don't want to talk about the New York Giants and New York Mets today. So let's get right into it! I recently got asked to write a series for Very Local New Orleans in which I interview a… Continue reading Developing My Interviewing Chops
I was putzing around on WordPress today and discovered there are way more blog readership statistics available to me than I originally knew. Of course, because my readership sample size is...growing...diving deeply into most of the stats isn't especially useful. (Five percent of not-a-lot-of-readers is *calculating...calculating...* not a lot of information.) Which makes the particular… Continue reading The Best $100 You’ll Spend This Year
I wrote an article about a local landmark recently and am left wondering how much history we're getting wrong.
The first half of the day was normal enough. Worked on the Appalachian Trail book for a little bit, went for a jog, and conducted an interview for an article I'm writing about the *get ready* 2019 Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival. I taught at the after-school program for a bit, doled out some… Continue reading Welcome to the Latkepocalypse
Yesterday was the state funeral for George H.W. Bush, and -- while I watched -- I was also working on a piece for Very Local New Orleans about our 41st President's New Orleans connections. When I pitched the idea to my editor there, I assumed I could find some cool places he'd eaten or imbibed. … Continue reading George Bush I and Latkes II
Here's how it went down. I was biking home from the school at which I teach after-school storytelling, and my route -- very conveniently -- brings me by one of the latke spots I mentioned yesterday on the Hannukkah event list I wrote for a local website. This spot -- Marjie's Grill -- has an… Continue reading Not All Heroes Wear Capes. Some Eat Latkes.
This weekend I put together a list of fun Hanukkah events going on in the city. I only had a couple of hours to put it together, but I learned a lot. There are some amazing potato latke options going on this week! A latke board at Saba, a rotating latke special each night at… Continue reading Hanukkah is Here! How to Spend Your 8 Crazy Nights in NOLA.
Rereading it, I think this title may have been misleading. If you're looking for a park in which thousands of infants are crawling around from end to end, like a dog park for tiny humans, then you may have come to the wrong place. The park is Crescent Park and, compared to other green spaces… Continue reading A Baby Park Gets Its First Statue
I'm still working on this housing article for The Gambit, and they've given me 2,000 words, which is the most I've ever gotten for a paid gig! The topic is so interesting -- and I'm learning so much -- that even 2,000 words isn't enough space. Good thing I have a blog to share some… Continue reading Look Closely: Do You See a Beautiful Park or An Absence of Affordable Housing?