Dogs. You know that they make me smile. After all, a pack of them allow us to live with them. They aren’t Beagles, but still. After this miserable week, which isn’t over, I needed something to make me smile. So, I dipped into those lost archives and found something that would do the trick. The […]


A little clean up time. Sometimes pictures don’t make the final cut. They are close enough. I thought I’d show you a few from two second lines that missed the first cut… a little bit. Single Ladies. And the jazz funeral for Chef Leah Chase. I thought I’d stack them up all in one big […]


Yes. A New Orleans thing. Where else do you see a musician walking on city streets carrying his instrument? A drum and a cymbal. This is about as New Orleans as it comes. It happens all over the city. This picture could only get better if he was carrying a horn. A trumpet or a […]


Dining. In The French Quarter. We don’t usually eat in the Quarter. Often many of the restaurants are geared to the tourist trade. But, some aren’t. The cool thing about eating in a touristy place is that often a waiter will engage you. He or she will ask you where you are from. If you […]


A new season. Sometimes it isn’t about the seasons in nature. In New Orleans we have other seasons. Mardi Gras. Festival season. And, of course, second line season. It starts this Sunday with The Valley of Silent Men. We take a two-week break and then it’s on for 47 weeks. The only breaks come with […]


New Orleans. The rainy season comes in the summer. Sometimes, we get a little rain every day. Rain might not fall for long. But, it will fall. And, usually, it starts out falling pretty hard. That’s okay. I think what most people dislike is not the rainfall, but the inevitable soupy humidity that follows. As […]


Yesterday was rough. Today is better. Much better. I thought that I would post a picture from a couple of Mardi Gras ago when I was walking to photograph Krewe du Vieux from the French Quarter side, rather than down in The Bywater where it begins. I’m pretty sure that this was the best picture […]