The Back Room

With respect to Socrates, my unexamined life is not worth living. The front room is the face we show everyone but we hide our true self in the back room.

New Orleans: Day 4

We haven’t tried a real Creole brunch so this morning we’re on the hunt.  I am partial to Café Pontalba, located right off Jackson Square, with seating outside along the … Continue reading

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New Orleans: Day 3

This is the day my bride has been waiting for.  And not just because today is her birthday.  Today we go out to Vacherie, LA to see two plantations and … Continue reading

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New Orleans: Day 2, Part II

After an already edifying day, we took lunch at Dooky Chase’s.  It was at Dooky’s, my bride read, that Civil Rights leaders in the 60’s gathered and ate.  President Obama … Continue reading

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New Orleans: Day 2, Part I

There is music everywhere!  Starting at 9am you can hear musical sounds throughout the Quarter.  A trumpet here, an electric zither guitar there, or banjo even as enterprising musicians start … Continue reading

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New Orleans: The First Day

New Orleans’ French Quarter in the summer is like NYC in the summer circa 1987.  Lots of panhandlers accosting you in friendly or not so friendly ways, the smell of … Continue reading

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A Great Day

A great day.  Lots of things were resolved, work was absorbing, my new cargo shorts arrived to replace shorts I’ve been wearing since 1997, I cleaned my car, did some … Continue reading

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See Mad Max: Fury Road.

For a brisk two hours you are strapped to the war rig like a hood ornament hurtling through the wasteland, diving chainsaw-wielding pole jumpers and explosions, hanging upside down, your … Continue reading

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In 1972 Gil Scott-Heron published The Nigger Factory

In 1972, Gil Scott-Heron published The Nigger Factory.  I read it for the first time this morning.  His first book, The Vulture, a murder mystery with a social conscience, hooked … Continue reading

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An Old Friend Visits the Room

I need to be back in therapy.  There are too many things I’m trying to work out and pieces are simply not being picked up. Sickness.  That’s wot it is. … Continue reading

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Black Prophetic Fire Part 3

BLACK PROPHETIC FIRE Part 3 Welcome back again, Brother West.  I so enjoy this discussion.  Let me first say, thank you for bringing such important and forgotten pioneers like Ida … Continue reading

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