So I’m down in the Quarter Friday afternoon to get a haircut, and I see this strange contraption on Bourbon Street. What on earth is this thing? I wondered. Imagine my surprise when it unfolded rose up to a height of about two stories. Given that it’s on Bourbon, you might expect this is some […]

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Take a nighttime drive down Bienville, from Galvez to Jefferson Davis. It’s dark. There’s a house with some lights near Tonti, another near Gayoso. Generators, I guess. There are no street lights. The Bienville corridor is dark. Except for our street. When we got power restored to our house, it also resulted in two more […]

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A few nights ago, Xy & I walked past Jackson Square with our friend David Bryan after coffee and beignets. The park is locked at night, but through the bars we’ve often observed cats — lots of cats — cavorting or merely lolling about. I’ve counted as many as twenty cats within spitting distance of […]

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So it’s Christmas Eve, and I’m eating lunch at Coop’s Place in the Quarter with my in-laws. The waiter there is a perpetual stoner. For the holidays he’s wearing a Santa hat and a blinking red-and-green stud in his beard. An old biker dude is hobbling out of the restaurant on crutches, and the waiter […]

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