365 NOLA Adventures

I Need Your Help in the Wars to Come…I mean in the Week Ahead.

Sorry -- couldn't resist the Game of Thrones joke in the title.  I've been listening to a 67-episode podcast series (one for each episode of the HBO show), and it's taking up way too much of my brain space.  But, if you like the series and are excited for the upcoming final season (less than… Continue reading I Need Your Help in the Wars to Come…I mean in the Week Ahead.

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The Halloween I Almost Got The Shit Kicked Out of Me (and other spooky tales)

I like Halloween.  Mostly because I like going to parties with friends.  Whether it be parades through Greenwich Village, or a karaoke bash at Finn McCool's, there's always a few events each Halloween at which I know I'll get a big night out with buddies. But I don't really feel the same way about the… Continue reading The Halloween I Almost Got The Shit Kicked Out of Me (and other spooky tales)

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The Play I Really Think You Should See This Weekend!

I just went to a play at Southern Rep Theatre, a theater company I highlighted here.  First off -- the space is beautiful.  Their new "forever home" is in an old 103-year old church on Bayou Road.  The building is vibrant, but so is the neighborhood: men hanging out outside a barber shop; women hanging out… Continue reading The Play I Really Think You Should See This Weekend!

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Using Dinner for “Brain Gain” Instead of “Brain Drain.”

I'm not a fan of networking. I'm probably an extrovert, but we're all some sort of introvert-extrovert balance, I think, and going someplace in which I'm not sure I know someone can be a major anxiety-inducing ordeal. Case in point was a wedding I went to this weekend.  I know the groom -- we used… Continue reading Using Dinner for “Brain Gain” Instead of “Brain Drain.”

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Thinking About New Orleans’ Streets: Part 1

Two things have got me thinking more about the way we use our streets lately.  One is I've been working on a piece for The Advocate about the three-month bike infrastructure demonstration project going on in the CBD and French Quarter.  The other is a recent trip to Charlotte in which I encountered an app-based… Continue reading Thinking About New Orleans’ Streets: Part 1

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What Brings Visitors Back to Southern Decadence Year after Year?

[Here's a slightly longer version (approximately a 4 minute read) of a short article (2 minute read) that you can read in The New Orleans Advocate this week] ---------------------------------------------- Attendance eclipsing 210,000 people.  Tourist revenue exceeding $250 Million.  These aren’t statistics from Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest.  These are the estimates from last year’s Southern… Continue reading What Brings Visitors Back to Southern Decadence Year after Year?