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Wed, 19 Jan 2005
A fellow nolugger wrote this article about New Orleans. I think much of the same could be said about European countries. Certainly my recent honeymoon to Spain had me thinking in a similar mode. Priorities, perspective, and values....Thu, 20 Mar 2003
It's hard to imagine anything positive to say about war -- regardless of one's opinions of the decisions that led up to it. Hopefully few (or none!) are hurt or killed and this ends quickly. Hopefully the divisions that have been created are mended. It's hard for me to imagine positive outcomes but I hope that I am wrong.Fri, 07 Mar 2003
Well, it's finally come and gone and I for one shall miss it. Mardi Gras has to be my favorite holiday. It's special. it's different. Everywhere else, Tuesday was just another Tuesday. In New Orleans it's so much more.
Lots of people only think of Bourbon Street and baring body parts for beads. Sure that's going on but really the entire city -- the entire southern half of the state -- celebrates in a myriad of ways. There are the lavish parades, not just in New Orleans, but also in the 'burbs. There's the music, the impromptu parties, the private marching krewes. There's even a parade for dogs. I put up my annual onslaught of pictures here. It's perhaps the central cultural event of New Orleans and a great reminder of how different this place is from anywhere else.
p.s. Now that it's over, I've taken the time to launch NOLUG with the new site.