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Mardi Gras Tree 2015

Mardi Gras is early this year with Krewe du Vieux kicking things off on January 31st. I’m still eating treats from my Christmas stocking but it’s already time for King Cake. I had my first slice at Sucre on the afternoon of Twelfth Night. Throughout the rest of the country, people are taking tinsel of trees and setting them by the curb while here in New Orleans, many of us convert Christmas trees to Mardi Gras trees. Continue reading


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Oil’s well that ends well?

The well has finally been permanently shut down as of September 19th. I finally believe it. Took longer than letting the Super Bowl victory settle in as a reality.

But the reality is NOT that 75 % of the oil is gone. (For the record, the spill was estimated at 206 million gallons so 154.5 million gallons disappeared? It sure as heck wasn’t cleaned up) Our local industries and people are NOT back to work. BP has NOT made the victims “whole.” To the contrary, BP seems to be spending considerable time and energy avoiding their self-proclaimed obligations. Continue reading

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