I walk into the Maple Leaf Bar to meet a charming young man named Wesley Nance, an aspiring singer with an incredible amount of promise. I find him sipping a cup of red wine through a straw, which makes sense to me; nobody wants dark red or purple lips. He greets me with a warm hug and we proceed to the courtyard to discuss his singing and his life in general.
Katrina. The name itself still has power. The mention of this storm brings back a complex slew of memories—both horrific and transformative. Because of this, we as a city have a unique, ingrained respect for the power of hurricanes. So sit down—with global temperature increases, hurricanes will be getting worse, much worse.
My interest in libraries dimmed with time. They were a place for me to grab some books and return them (often with steep fines). With Netflix, Spotify and Amazon, especially its Kindle Unlimited service available to me, libraries seemed to be obsolete. And like any self-centered person, I assumed if they were obsolete for me, they would soon be obsolete for everyone else as well. The reality is otherwise, and for me, quite surprising.
A night out on Oak Street.
I dislike being called an artist… Or even worse, a photographer. When I’m asked why I shutter at the label I generally say, “I dunno.” But I suppose here’s why- I’m not. Not anymore so than you are anyway. I mean, we all are, right?
In Colorado, money put in the “Marijuana Tax Cash Fund” is going towards low income housing plans, mental health support for incarcerated individuals, and health plans in schools. These accumulated funds are going towards incredibly worthwhile programs; many of which New Orleans desperately needs.
Joe Boals updates us on New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board issues regarding poor services, mismanagement, and over-billing.
The Mississippi has a 200-year delta cycle, slowly slithering from the Atchafalaya to her current mouth while depositing sediment at the various subdeltas in between. However, the natural freedom of the river had dire consequences for its nearby human inhabitants. The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 caused the federal government to respond by contracting the Army Corps of Engineers to build dams and levee systems that constrained the Mississippi to its current location and consequently put an end to the river’s natural cycle.
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