Category Archives: Louisiana

No Grits, No Andouille, No Problem

TGFA (Thank God For Amazon). You can buy just about everything online. I’m ambivalent about it, though. I think Amazon is a great example of not only what is great about America (innovation, individualization, free market) but also what concerns … Continue reading

Posted in cooking, Louisiana, technology, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

King Mountain

King Mountain. That’s what Monte Rey means in Spanish. What moving to Monterey means is that even though I’ve moved from one end of the El Camino Real to another, I’m still on the same damn road. While the weather and … Continue reading

Posted in Catholocism, Louisiana, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Become a Lauritarian!

I’ve started my own political party and I’m running a grassroots campaign for POTUS. I have a single platform plank: STOP MOVING THE DAMN TIME!! Once elected, my goal is to split the difference between Daylight Savings Time & Standard … Continue reading

Posted in End of the World, Louisiana, Politics, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Whole Lot of Nothing Going On

That’s the exact status of my mens’ college basketball bracket. I’m mucking up the bottom with my Duke, Gonzaga, and LSU final picks. It’s estimated that the loss of productivity during March Madness is $6.3 billion a year (https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/06/march-madness-takes-a-toll-on-productivity.html). Who … Continue reading

Posted in Basketball, Education, family, Louisiana, LSU, Sports, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

History is Important

Huey Long was a strong supporter of LSU Athletics. When the Legislature refused to appropriate funds for a new football stadium, he connived a way around it by building an archecturally unique dormitory at the stadium. But, it’s “Uncle Earl,” … Continue reading

Posted in Basketball, Education, football, Louisiana, LSU, Politics, Sports, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

If Gilda Radnor Gave a Mouse a Cookie…

It’s always something…. And in my case, almost always self-inflicted. To celebrate graduation, I got a 2004 Thunderbird. Since I’m leaving the state that’s 2nd most dangerous to bicyclists and moving to Monterey (think Big Sur, 17 mile drive, and … Continue reading

Posted in Graduation, Louisiana, Sports, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

No Doubt About It

Somedays– at least 3 times before breakfast — I question my sanity. Take this morning for example: It’s a holiday in Louisiana (Mardi Gras), but my alarm went off at 5:01 am.  (Am I crazy?) I got up, drank a … Continue reading

Posted in Ash Wednesday, Catholocism, Louisiana, LSU, Sports, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment