Day: March 14, 2017

Ice Divas


Ice Divas. They walked with Keeping’ It Real. They are a neighborhood krewe. Some have left the city. Some came back. Came home. From places like Portland. Oregon. They came to be part of this. I suppose that’s what we do. Because this stuff gets in our blood. We come back. Even if we live some place else. Truth be told, I’ve been thinking about leaving New Orleans. As I get older, I’m less willing to deal with “New Orleans Stuff.” The out of control violent crime rate scares the hell out of me. I’m pretty good on the streets. I have a good set inner alarm bells. I can defend myself. To a point. But, you can’t defend yourself from the randomness of the crimes that are happening here. It’s hard to defend yourself from a 12-year-old boy holding a gun. A kid who has no idea of what it means to take a life. Or, who has had a long enough life to value his own life. Or, anybody else’s. There is the gentrification. …