Two weekends ago, Jean and I trekked down to New Orleans to attend the first week of its fabulous annual Jazz Fest.
Hurricane Gustav is sweeping into Louisiana as this is being written (Monday afternoon). The center of the storm is slightly west of New Orleans, between New Orleans and Houma, which is about fifty miles southwest of New Orleans.
Orleans House, an Arlington dining staple for over five decades, will be closing its doors this coming January 15th, so if you haven’t already I strongly, strongly, STRONGLY recommend you make a lunch or dinner reservation and get your butt over there before then. Located right across the street from […]
The importance of Monday night’s NFL game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints, the first to be held in the city since Hurricane Katrina just over a year ago, was not understated in the press. The game made headlines in gads of papers across the country, served […]
On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of the Gulf Coast, I joined a group of Democratic lawmakers, led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to tour the region. Our objective was to survey the rebuilding efforts and hear from local residents about the problems they’ve been experiencing in the past […]
The Big Easy proved to be quite difficult for the so-called “ex-gay” industry earlier this month. At the American Psychological Association’s annual convention in New Orleans, anti-gay forces choreographed an expensive protest designed to pressure the APA into endorsing “ex-gay” therapy.
As most of you know, I grew in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Many of my extended family and friends were seriously affected by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. I have been down to Louisiana twice since the hurricane and have reported to you about the utter devastation that we saw while […]