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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...

From the Editor: Redefining the American Dream 

For me and a lot of my friends growing up in the ‘90s, the formula for achieving the American dream meant turning a passion into a career (after college, of course), finding love, buying a home, and starting a ...

I Put My Kid in a Halloween Costume Meant for a Dog

October 18, 2019 I love Halloween. I want to decorate now, but it’s only mid-September as I write this. That’s not too early, right? Hobby Lobby had Christmas crap out in August. My son was only 2-months-old ...

From the Editor: Disney Riff Raff

September 5, 2019 "...but all they can do is lie there like egg yolk. And they can’t even sing." I’m not a Disney movie evangelist. I’ve seen my fair share, especially the classics from the studio’s Golden Ag...

Cake for Breakfast

According to my 7-year-old son, cake is a perfectly acceptable breakfast item, and I agree. Most mornings he wants oatmeal. Great! A healthy, filling option. But one Saturday he asked for a slice of leftover b...

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