29 August 2005

I became quite interested in this song when my cat, who may have been Turkish, disappeared earlier this year. He celebrates his eleventh birthday today and his sixth month of disappeared status Friday. When he was first absent I would sing this lullaby in case he was hurt or scared somewhere, and to calm myself. … More 29 August 2005

Numa sala de jantar domingueira, lendo jornal…

Not From the Tourist Board Student: There is a very dark side to that famous Cajun joie de vivre and all the other forms of insistence that Louisiana is a happy place. Professor Zero: The poverty, the political hierarchies, and the colonial social and economic structure? Student: Those things, yes, but also the domestic violence, … More Numa sala de jantar domingueira, lendo jornal…

Irene, Good Night

Afternoon is fading in Maringouin and I did not get to Rising Tide, which must have been an adrenalin filled event since Hurricane Irene made landfall as a Category One storm in North Carolina this morning. I have written Eric Cantor: Bayou Maringouin, LA. Today marks the sixth anniversary of the arrival of the Hurricane … More Irene, Good Night

Gates of Eden

This song is for that Spanish Professor and Clarissa. It is truly American, and it explains a great deal. * I hope, but cannot promise, to be at Rising Tide today. This year August 29 falls again on a Monday, as it did in 2005. Classes had just started and things were hectic, and we were … More Gates of Eden

Rough Underbelly

“Police issued arrest warrants for the two for their roles in a bar fight Aug. 19 at Shady’s bar. BRPD contacted LSU Coach Les Miles and the players’ attorney, Nathan Fisher, to request the players turn themselves in, which they did at 10:15 a.m. at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.” Various people were quoted talking … More Rough Underbelly