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Market news and stats, my New Orleans journey, helpful advice, and stuff I just find funny
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Tuesday, September 7th was our ninth day without power, thanks to Ida. Our little Honda generator was getting thirsty again, but the gasoline supply around the city was improving, so I optimistically set out for petrol. Across the canal and over to Chalmette I went, and sure enough, I pulled right up to a pump...

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Planting things is too easy. 1) Dig a hole. 2) Put plant in hole. 3) Fill what’s left of the hole with dirt. 4) Pat, pat, pat. Landscaping seems like a great DIY project, so very few of us turn to professionals who know what not plant and where not to plant it. As a result,...

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I’m a fan of  Leonidas. Pronounced (lee-ahn-EYE-dis). Or (lee-AHN-i-dis). Or (lee-AHN-druss), for some reason. Mindy and I were one bad inspection away from calling it home. For years, you couldn’t talk to a Realtor about Leonidas without the new Lycée Français high school coming up. And, for years, you could drive by the old (Don’t...

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Our Chevrolet Nova with vinyl seats and no air conditioning mercifully deposited us at our new home in August of 1977. My dad, mom, two older brothers, and I survived the drive from Albany, NY to a suburb of Detroit. Our sanity wasn’t as fortunate. Undaunted, we ran to the front door, thew it open,...

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Krewe of Red Beans’ response to the COVID crisis continues to blow me away. First, they rolled out Feed the Front Line NOLA, which paid our local restaurants to feed front line medical workers. Feed the Second Line NOLA supported the younger culture bearers of New Orleans by employing them to deliver food to the...

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It’s a big, beautiful world. (If you’re reading all the way down here, you deserve some positivity.)

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