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Katrina and Irene, Apples and Oranges

As Irene was ramping up in the Atlantic last week, the media seemed not to be able to resist comparing the coming storm to Katrina. There are moments in time that are singular, incomparable. Nothing else is “like the Holocaust.” Let’s face it, even when the Saints win the Superbowl again, it won’t be like when the Saints won the Superbowl. Some moments stand alone. Continue reading


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Getting into Treme

Because of the weekend long excursion to see Kevin Costner and Modern West at the Beau Rivage with my family, I wasn’t near a TV for HBO’s Treme. Today, I called the good people of Cox and subscribed to HBO so I could catch up. First up was a special called Treme: Beyond Bourbon St., a peek into the people and ideas that make up the series. Continue reading

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Modern West in the Old South

Before the storm, my cousin, Ruth, and I went to the Beau Rivage Hotel and Casino in Biloxi. Neither of us is a gambler so Ruth wished out loud that we could see the show there, a Cirque du Soleil type act with Vegas-style dance numbers. A woman walking by overheard the wish and said that she was an employee there and had 2 free tickets. We had a great time so when Ruth let me know that Kevin Costner and Modern West were coming to play there this past weekend, I decided to make a call and try to make another wish come true. Continue reading

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