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From the Publisher – Hurricanes and Halloween

October 1, 2021 Hurricanes and halloween – those are two words that do not belong together. As we pick up the pieces from Hurricane Ida and start to plan for fall and Halloween, I can't help but wonder, how ...

From the Editor – Water Play

Working on this issue filled my heart with a great deal of joy, as I remembered my own happy childhood summers and time spent outdoors while putting together our “Family Fun on the Water” feature. As a kid, I...

Letter From The Editor – May/June 2021

May 1, 2021 My daughter is grown now, but I still have all the handmade Mother’s Day cards she made for me through the years, including the faded one that lives on my ice box. I also have and still relish the ...

Letter from the Editor – April 2021

April 1, 2021  I’ve been watching spring evolve from my kitchen window, as I do every year. The enormous sycamore tree that’s taller than our 3-story house is budding and more bright chartreuse-green leaves ...

From the Editor – March 2021

March 1, 2021 As both a former camper and parent of a camper, I come to the summer camp equation with a lot of great memories as well as emotional baggage. My first camp experience was Big Tree Day Camp on t...

Letter from the Editor – December 2020

December 1, 2020 Working on this issue brought back a lot of memories of both my own childhood and those of my daughter’s Christmases while she was growing up.   I particularly remembered another cataclysmic,...

Letter from the Editor: November 2020

November 3, 2020  I don’t know if I have a favorite holiday; they’re all amazing in their own way, each with specific traditions associated with them, at least in my family. But through the years, Thanksgivi...

Letter from the Editor: October 2020

Sept. 29, 2020 Looking at the pictures here got me to reminiscing about my childhood, Halloween, and fall in general. Fall is my favorite season. I’m a September baby, so there’s that. There’s something abou...
School supplies this year include mask and hand sanitizer

Thrill of the New School Year

September 2, 2020 Letter from the Editor Despite the passage of time, I still remember the thrill I’d feel every fall in anticipation of my new school year. My mom would take me to get school supplies and I’d...

From the Editor: Waiting for the Punchline

March 30, 2020 I’m a Nola native — grew up in Metairie, and was in my early 20s when Katrina hit. The days, weeks, months, and even a year after felt like life had paused. Today, living through this quasi-quar...

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