Tag: Mardi Gras

  • What Have We Lost?

    We read a lot. Blogs. Newspapers. Magazines. Podcasts. (Listen to, not read) One favorite author is Margaret Rynkl who mostly writes for the New York Times. She covers just about everything south from a very gentle perspective. Today, she said, “You’re pointing your camera the wrong way.” She was mostly referring to the billions of […]

  • Places

    It’s all celebration and sometimes it’s all seasonal. It certainly is colorful. That makes me smile. The pictures. Pretoria. Santa Fe. Hong Kong. Treme. Albuquerque. Savannah. New Orleans.

  • This One, Just Like This

    Remember this one? It’s been a long time since I won an award of any kind of consequence. I had about the same reaction that musical miss did when she was nominated for a Grammy after many years. She got emotional. Tears rolled down her cheeks. Me too. This isn’t the biggest award in the […]

  • Glad I Was There

    As you know I write Storyteller a day or two ahead of publishing it. I wrote this on musician Neil Young’s birthday. He’s 77 and still going to strong. He’s making new music. He’s pouring a lot of time and energy in NYA, which is Neil Young Archives. It’s a mega website in which we […]

  • Magic & Luck

    M agic and luck. I was listening to a podcast yesterday. The host was chatting with Mike Campbell. In case you don’t know his name, he plays guitar very well. So well, in fact, that he is a founder of the Heartbreakers with the late Tom Petty. He played in the proto-Heartbreakers band called Mudcrunch. […]

  • You Want It Brighter

    L et’s talk about street photography. These days most new photographers claim the genre of street photography. Most of them don’t know what they are doing. They don’t work close enough. They work from behind. They work from across the street. They often shoot from the hip so that their subjects don’t see them. I […]

  • All On A Tuesday

    A ll on a Tuesday. It’s Mardi Gras. Everywhere else it’s just another Tuesday. People go about their workday, not even knowing the hell that’s raised in New Orleans. I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing. Anyway. Here are a bunch of pictures to help you celebrate. Happy Mardi Gras, y’all.

  • Time

    L earning. That was a koan one year. Just like simple is this year’s koan. I was doing a deep review to find pictures for this and two other projects. After glazing my brain and frosting my eyes, I came to understand why I am not working much and not caring if I do. We’ve […]

  • The Day Before, The Day before

    T he tools of the trade. I suppose that’s what you could call them. Brass tools. Trumpets, French horns, tubas, trombones. They all make their way onto the streets during the Mardi Gras parade season. The students that play them come local and regional high schools and universities. The schools that teach the them often […]