The following photo, by yours truly, is somewhere in the pages of this week’s Gambit. I guess that would be out now? I’m somewhat out of the loop. I need to pick up a copy. But anyway here’s the photo, taken at the inaugural Bayou Boogaloo in 2006: They’re even paying me. Update: The story’s […]

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I remember last year at this time, I was skeptical. What kind of screwed-up, misplaced priorities do my neighbors have, planning a festival when we have so many serious issues to deal with? But since then I’ve come to my senses. Festivals are a great way to build community. Now more than ever, we need […]

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Somehow over the course of the last month or so, my frame of mind has slipped from tightly-bridled optimism to vague worry, mild stress and general foreboding. Perhaps it’s overextended civic involvement. At first, the fact that my neighborhood organization was planning a festival seemed like a case of misplaced priorities — like unto Nero […]

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