I am so proud to be named one of the Urban Conservancy‘s 2014 Urban Heroes. What, me a hero? I am not much afflicted with the infamous vice of false modesty, but I have to admit this makes me blush just a little. Yes, the Lafitte Greenway in now under construction, but after all, I […]Read More → Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
Saturday night I found myself with a bunch of Pagans and other folks at an uptown synagogue, preparing food for the homeless. We whipped up some large batches of red beans and rice, salad, and watermelon. Then we took the food to a large encampment of homeless people and served it. I slopped out 130 […]Read More → A Night with Desmond
I was headed to a meeting of the Lafitte Greenway Steering Advisory Committee this morning. I was riding down Conti, just a block or two from our old house, and I crossed through what appeared to be a small puddle. Mind, it hasn’t rained here in a couple weeks, so this puddle was bubbling up […]Read More → Dampened
I spent an hour or so today and another yesterday distributing 200 fliers around the immediate neighborhood on behalf of Mid-City Neighborhood Organization. Here’s the text of the flier: ATTENTION NEIGHBORS: The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization Requests Your Attendance at a Public Meeting MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 6:30 PM Grace Episcopal Church (3700 Canal St.) To Give […]Read More → Bienville Square
As preparation for being a father, I backed off my involvement with a couple nonprofits. I resigned from the board of the Urban Conservancy and did not seek re-election as Communications Director for the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization. I still believe in these groups’ missions; I just felt I needed to make time for being a […]Read More → My Mission as FOLC Chair
Let me see if I got this straight. The American Society of Civil Engineers got pissed off about the video PSA produced by high school students and posted by Levees.org to YouTube. ASCE demanded the video be removed. So Levees.org removed it. Then, the Times-Picayune wrote a story about it. As part of their online […]Read More → ReTubed
I got a message a few days ago from a prof at a Big State University. (No, not my alma mater.) I’m sharing it here in edited form: I have been following your blog since Katrina… I use your blog and videos to talk to students in a preservice technology education course about the power […]Read More → How to Help?
Somebody put banners up on the blighted grocery at Carrollton and Claiborne last night: Walgreens has held the lease on this property for seven years. They haven’t done anything in that time to deal with this festering eyesore. I don’t know who put up the banners, but kudos to them. They are obviously trying to […]Read More → Guerrillas in Our Midst