An important answer to this question is, she does not remember that she has the right. I remember feeling I only had the right to ask for changes. The result was always that I ended up apologizing for having asked. It was excruciating. The point is that I had forgotten I had the right. Before … More Why She Does Not Just Leave
Here are Ricky Skaggs and Tony Rice, singing of the wide open spaces, the living and the dead. Axé.
Here in Louisiana there are gestures toward lynching every so often. For today, everybody read this from the African American Political Pundit. Going around with nooses is a prank if you are white, but battery turns into attempted murder if you are Black? Roy Briethaupt and Reed Walters need to be removed. On a happier … More On Lynchings, Writings, and Totems
My neighbor says Bobby Jindal is inevitably our next governor, so I am reposting every anti-Jindal e-mail I get in the hope that it may help stem this red tide. Here is today’s mail from one talented associate: Recently, fast-talking Bobby Jindal spoke to the Beauregard Chamber of Commerce. Jindal showcased H.R. 6111, a congressional … More More on Jindal
Women do not speak clearly, it is often said. Is this only because we are socialized to be very diplomatic, especially around men? Is it also because men are socialized not to take what we say seriously? Do these two phenomena feed upon each other? Why is there a newspaper article each year exhorting men … More On Women Not Being Clear
At graduation much advice was given, but my advice would have been on shoes. Most peoples’ shoes did not fit at all well. This made it harder to stand and step well, and I kept thinking of how that would look at a job interview. Everyone needs a pair of well fitting shoes now. Axé.
This is a 1987 recording of the Memphis Blues with Louis Nelson and his New Orleans All Stars. That is Louis Nelson himself on trombone, and Danny Barker on banjo. It is tomorrow’s song, so it is festive. We all graduate – several times, in fact, for those of us who have earned dual degrees … More Memphis Blues
Undine had a dream wherein she was listening to music on this blog. That gives me an excuse to post more. Undine has also assured me that certain kinds of behavior are clearly verboten in catechism, and I believe her. Nevertheless I have just decoded yet another local line, which I ought to have understood … More Five Cheating Catholics
The maestra and her students on a flamenco-style rumba. Axé.
This is the famous song from Larsen’s first album. Det er idag et vejr og solen skinner nu vil jeg glemme rent at det var vinter … Axé.