It’s with shocked sadness that I found out that friend and former NOLAfemmes contributor Laura Bergerol has passed away. NOLAfemmes was a group blog I created in 2009 that focused on New Orleans culture and politics. It closed in 2015. Laura was a kind and compassionate woman, a dedicated advocate for animals who came to … More RIP Laura Bergerol
I have a micro creative nonfiction piece, “Polaroid“, in the Spring issue of The Citron Review. I’m especially excited to be one of three first ever micro CNF writers in this journal. (Wow. That’s a mouthful & I hope I make sense!) I want to thank Editor JR Walsh for believing in this piece and … More Touching Base + New CNF in The Citron Review
Today I’m posting a few photos of doors within and without of St. Mary’s Assumption Church. The church was completed on 1860 to minister to the burgeoning German Catholic immigrant population in New Orleans. Declared a National Historic Monument, it’s a rare example of German Baroque Revival architecture. Be sure to visit Norm 2.0 for … More Thursday Doors
I’ve been enjoying the Thursday Doors photo challenge for several years via Manja, my online friend. Manja is a wonderful photographer based in Italy by way of Slovenia and her posts are so interesting. In addition to photos, she writes about her life which includes her dog, Bestia, poetry, and posts great music videos. Well, … More Thursday Doors
I love the space of time before a storm when the clouds are running across the sky and the wind is screaming through the streets. As a kid, I used to sit on the carport and watch the trees, their branches waving wildly in an Earth Dance, leaves chattering like skeleton teeth. The earth is … More Morning Meditation: Storm’s coming
It’s hot. The heat makes cats and humans want to be still. To stay home and lie in a cool, shady spot and daydream.
The New Orleans themed issue of Flash Frontier is live today. I’m so happy to have two of my photos in its pages and, of course, grateful that samples of my poetry and prose are included, as well. Thanks Michelle and Gail! (My feature originally posted on site pre-publication.) It’s a lovely issue with absorbing … More Flash Frontier NOLA -Style is Live!
“As they passed the rows of houses they saw through the open doors that men were sweeping and dusting and washing dishes, while the women sat around in groups, gossiping and laughing. What has happened?’ the Scarecrow asked a sad-looking man with a bushy beard, who wore an apron and was wheeling a baby … More Cast Iron
Today is the twelfth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the devastation left in New Orleans as a result of the failure of our levee system. I can’t think of a better way to honor those that died than to give to those in Texas who are going through a similar experience with Hurricane Harvey. First … More Save Who You Can