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  • Caf?/Bike Shop Rouler Gets Things Rolling

    Café/Bike Shop Rouler Gets Things Rolling

    Whether you’re a beginning biker, a competitive cyclist, an office worker on a lunchbreak, or anyone in need of a bite to eat or some caffeine, Rouler has something to get...

  • Coping with the Loss of a Loved One

    Coping with the Loss of a Loved One

    As we are getting close to the fall season when the leaves will begin to drop, I'm reminded of a poignant moment in my past. In 1981, before graduating from Loyola University...

  • We Are Family

    We Are Family

    Today I was feeling as jumpy as a cockroach staring down a can of raid, as all the while a rather serious malaise, a lethargy, was settling over me. Anxious, gassy, and just plain...

  • <em> Wine Lovers the Musical</em> Offers a Fine Blend of Wine and Theater

    Wine Lovers the Musical Offers a Fine Blend of Wine and Theater

    Have you ever wanted to learn more about wine, but have been intimidated by grape varietals, food pairings, or snooty wine snobs? Well, Wine Lovers the Musical made learning about...

  • The Rainy Day Guide to New Orleans

    The Rainy Day Guide to New Orleans

    Being located on the Gulf Coast, New Orleans sees its share of rainy days. With an average annual rainfall of 64 inches, we are considered one of the wettest locations in the...

  • New Orleans Pools to Help You Cool Off This Summer

    New Orleans Pools to Help You Cool Off This Summer

    This summer in New Orleans, we can expect to have about 20 days out of each month that average at or above 90 degrees Fahrenheit (don’t forget to average in our...

  • Two Tons of Fun OR Old Iron

    Two Tons of Fun OR Old Iron

    Okay eco-Nazis, before you start the funeral, before you lower that emission standard, before you nail that coffin of my Camaro, Comet, Cutlass, Corvette, and Cavalier, allow me to...

  • Jonathan Weiss Reveals the French Quarter's Vampire Secrets

    Jonathan Weiss Reveals the French Quarter's Vampire Secrets

    Jonathan Weiss is not your average French Quarter tour guide; you may start to believe that he knows what he’s talking about on an uncomfortable level, which makes his roving...

  • ?Goodnight, Miss Katie?

    “Goodnight, Miss Katie”

    Long before I moved to New Orleans from Memphis in August of 2015, I began a Twitter friendship with an ardent Braves fan named Katie, who lived in East Tennessee. At the...

  • Love Laments

    Love Laments

    Once in a blue moon—like when I buy a lottery ticket that I just know is gonna be a winner—I think of moving away, perhaps to Costa Rica, Paris, or Greece. Sometimes I...

  • My Late Uncle Hector

    My Late Uncle Hector

    My late Uncle Hector was a very outgoing and gregarious guy and was known to have been able to get more businesses to join the Chamber of Commerce in New Orleans than anyone else...

  • A Feline Conundrum Fixed

    A Feline Conundrum Fixed

    One year ago, a family of cats were given a reprieve from overbreeding, the health risks that come with every pregnancy, and the very real threat of euthanasia. Even if they had...

  • A Coach's Coach

    A Coach's Coach

    Coaches have a special way of motivating you beyond belief - almost like a preacher and nowadays, we hear all kinds of individuals touting themselves as "The Coach" for...

  • Should I Stay or Should I Go: Tips for a Hurricane Evacuation

    Should I Stay or Should I Go? Tips for a Hurricane Evacuation

    Should I stay or should I go? Every year since Katrina, we have this same discussion. Right up to and through Katrina, I acted a fool and never even considered an evacuation. Being...

  • Snowball Memories in The Big Easy

    Snowball Memories in The Big Easy

    A weekend almost 7 years ago, I took JP, our 12-year-old son to Perkins Rowe to join Nick and his buddies for a birthday party at the movies. After disembarking from our car in the...

  • Bone Appetite OR Full-Belly Wisdom

    Bone Appetite OR Full-Belly Wisdom

    I’ve been eating and working in restaurants since the Last Supper. I’ve bussed tables on Noah’s Ark, made final cocktails on the Titanic, and was in the kitchen...

  • One Man's Trash (Job), Is Another Man's Treasure (Job)!

    One Man's Trash (Job), Is Another Man's Treasure (Job)!

    After graduating from high school in 1977, my summer before college included a wide variety of work experiences that helped broaden my view of the world, including being a Garbage...

  • A Damn Good Waitress

    A Damn Good Waitress

    It was never my goal to put down my tray, hang up my bar towel, and retire my apron. Oh, my apron—pockets worn thin from tips, ballpoint pens, and guest checks. Stains...

  • Father's Day Memories & Golfing

    Father's Day Memories & Golfing

    With Father's Day coming up in June, which coincides with the 2nd major PGA Golf Tournament, the US Open, I've found a real "hole in one!"   Jack...

  • A Game of Critical Thinking and Social Skills: Chess

    A Game of Critical Thinking and Social Skills: Chess

    Pierre Espenan was a renaissance type of premed friend I knew back in the 1970s in New Orleans. We would see each other at the local coffee clubs we frequented back...

  • Memories of the Old Blue Plate Mayonnaise Plant...

    Memories of the Old Blue Plate Mayonnaise Plant...

    A few years ago, in traveling through my beloved hometown of N'awlins, I passed by the Blue Plate Mayonnaise Plant on Jeff Davis Pkwy. that is now a cool looking "Artistic...

  • 5 Ways to Cool Down Now That the Weather is Heating Up

    5 Ways to Cool Down Now That the Weather is Heating Up

    Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes the oppressive, unbearable heat that will make every New Orleanian question why they live here at least once in the upcoming...

  • A <em>Broad</em>-er View

    A Broad-er View

    Broad Street, aka Highway 90, is a historic thoroughfare beginning at Napoleon Avenue and meandering into Gentilly. It is host to architecture ranging from grand to barely...

  • 13 Annoying Things You Don't Have to Deal With Living in New Orleans

    13 Annoying Things You Don't Have to Deal With Living in New Orleans

    Every city, town, state and country has its perks and its downfalls in relation to others.  New Orleans is no different.  Our downfalls include things like the climate in...

  • Mother Knows Best

    Mother Knows Best

    “Mommy, I don't know where they came from?” this 12-year-old 'Nawlins Uptowner hesitantly first told his Mom.   “You shouldn't be...

  • Lodestar or Pete and Repeat

    Lodestar or Pete and Repeat

    So, is this your first weekend of the second week, or the second weekend after your first? Are you walking in with your nose in the air like a bird dog, sniffing the wafting aromas...

  • Under The Gospel Tent

    Under The Gospel Tent

    Probably the oldest and very first attraction at The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is the Gospel Tent. At the first Jazz Fest in 1970 at Congo Square, where the tickets...

  • Radio & Career Talk With Cumulus Radio's JoJo Walker

    Radio & Career Talk With Cumulus Radio's JoJo Walker

    "Believe it or not, there are no 'needed' steps other than...love for radio." ~ JoJo Walker Cumulus Radio holds 460 stations in 90 cities and prides itself...

  • Jazz Fest Week One OR Into The Belly of the Beast

    Jazz Fest Week One OR Into The Belly of the Beast

    Okay, cats and hats, off we go like a herd of turtles to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, hereafter referred to as simply Jazz Fest. I personally welcome you to the...

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