Eating Nola

After a few necessary days of work and rest, I’m finally able to sit down and breathe in the under-80潞F morning air. Utter bliss, aside from the drilling going on across the street. My apt. complex is an oasis minus the unwanted, over-amplified noises (i.e. drilling, leaf blowing, road rage honking and one neighbor’s very…

Au R茅gime!

Almost two months ago, mon meilleur ami came to stay with me, for about three weeks. Originally French, he grew up in Paris and now lives in Barcelona working as a theatre instructor. We met in Louisiana when I was in high school, back in the late 80s, and essentially, he is family. Even though…

Fear and Loving while in New Orleans

I hemmed and hawed this morning over whether I should take a swim and lay out before heading over to New Orleans. There are worse problems, right? Well I shut my brain off and did it anyway. The swim was nice, but I can never stay in for too long. It really is that initial…

New Orleans Restaurant Scene Rises – NY Times

New Orleans Restaurant Scene Rises, Reflecting a Richer City – NY Times I’m not sure I could ever live in NOLA, for some reason. My mom lived in the French Quarter for a while, and I’ve spent time there. It’s a precious gem in this country, but it engulfs me and I can only stay…