You Just Have To

Looking everywhere.


here was big news in New Orleans yesterday. New Orleans Saints (American football) Coach Sean Payton retired. The city is in shock. Some say it’s just a game. I think that the team impacts the city in many ways. Allied jobs rise and fall because of what the team does.

He’s an honest man. He’s a positive guy. For a time he lived on our street. I’d chat with him when I walked the dogs. He stopped to pet them. I called him coach. We live on a street with a bunch of “known” people. Sheesh. Paul McCartney’s manager live across the street from us. It was his house that our old oak tree fell into during Hurricane Ida.

By the way, the dogs liked him. That tells you a lot.

There is one thing that I haven’t read or heard. Payton came with Katrina and he leaves with Ida. Bookends.

Oh, one more thing. I’m not the biggest football fan in the world. I’m even not a great Saints fan. But, this matters to the city that I’ve called hone for 23 years.

He will be missed.


This picture is an example of what I tell emerging photographers. Keep your head on a swivel. Look up, down, all around. This picture was made because I walk dogs. I follow them and they are on the ground. I see stuff at a low angle. Sometimes.

Of course, I had to tinker a little bit. That’s where the red and green color came from.

Finally. With coach leaving and us leaving all the good people are leaving.




2 responses to “You Just Have To”

  1. sloppy buddhist Avatar

    ahhhh a dogs life…I also follow mine…she leads the way in the woods…did you watch ‘the power of the dog’? sending you joy ~ hedy

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      We started to watch it, we weren’t impressed so we switched to The Great British Baking Show. At least we learned some things. They said if you can read you can bake. I learned that wasn’t true. Heh.


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