The Editor’s Room

Errol Laborde: Searching for St. Joseph

I found the town I have been looking for, and I will reveal it here, but first let me tell you what the search was all about.

This being the week of St. Joseph Day brings to mind two trips I…

Errol Laborde: Great Days for Dogs
 


This has got to be the best time ever to be a dog. City Bark, the dog park, is about to open –– and just in time. People are walking dogs all around town and not just one at a…

Errol Laborde: A Message From New Orleans to Canada

I spent part of the afternoon yesterday with a journalist from Toronto who was anxious to watch the Olympic gold medal hockey match between Canada and the United States later that day. Several times during the pregame hours, he mentioned…

Errol Laborde: The Throw

At 7:14 p.m. Marty’s arm acted as a pivot, sending a stash of throws from his spot on the float toward the crowd standing along the St. Charles Avenue sidewalk. An instantaneous jerk of the float caused the throw to…

New Orleans’ Best Weekend Ever

Since the founding of New Orleans by Jean Baptiste La Moyne Sieur de Bienville in 1718, the city has experienced approximately 15,184 weekends. Of those, this past weekend was surely the best. During a 48-hour period, New Orleanians elected a…

Errol Laborde: Last Night in New Orleans

Leaving the Superdome last night I thought about another game earlier in the season: As I was leaving my seat after that big Monday night game between the Saints and the New England Patriots, I happened to come face to…

Errol Laborde: New Orleans When It Freezes

OK, so we have been experiencing freezing weather, but anyone who has been around New Orleans long enough has other stories to tell. It froze so hard in New Orleans once that in order to shave I had to warm…

Errol Laborde: Daring To Say "Christmas"

While at a party a few Christmases ago, I was talking to a teacher from a local private school. During the conversation she was asked how they celebrate Christmas at the school. “We don’t,” she answered. “We have many cultures…

Errol Laborde: Save UNO Sports

When the LSU Board of Supervisors voted to allow UNO to pursue dropping from Division 1 to Division 3 sports, the vote, with only one dissent, must have been one of the easiest the board has ever made. The LSU…

Errol Laborde: Getting Priorities Straight on Broadway

This happened yesterday in Manhattan –– on Broadway. It was intermission time at the Walter Kerr Theater where a revival of A Little Night Music was on the marquee. As the houselights went up, most of the people in the…

Errol Laborde: The First Thanksgiving (Post-K)

Four years ago this Thanksgiving, we all might have been forgiven if we asked ourselves, “Just what is it we are supposed to be thankful for this year?” With our houses, if they survived, smelling of mold, our lawns dead…

Errol Laborde: Nagin Responds to Blakely, the Sequel

Ray Nagin finally had something to say about Ed Blakely’s slandering of New Orleans –– sort of. Confronted at Dooky Chase restaurant, Nagin, according to the Times-Picayune, called Blakely’s prediction of race riots in the city "foolishness." The mayor, however,…

Errol Laborde: Nagin Should Repudiate Blakely

 

If I were mayor of New Orleans, even if my very best friend said something publicly about the city that was hurtful, untrue and damaging to its reputation, I would denounce my best friend and stand up for the city.

Mayor…

Errol Laborde: Nick Saban and Me

As LSU prepares to play rival University of Alabama next Saturday, I am reminded of my brush with former LSU coach Nick Saban last year.
         My timing was bad. I was driving from New Orleans to Marksville. Heading west along Interstate…

Errol Laborde: What Exactly Is a Justice of the Peace?

 
A local weekly newspaper recently had a headline that said, “Louisiana Judge Refuses to Marry Mixed Race Couple.” A letter to the editor in last Saturday’s Times-Picayune had the headline “Justice Casts a Poor Light on La.” The letter, which…

Errol Laborde Visits a Really Big Omelette

Here’s a tip: The next time a general comes riding through your town with an army marching behind him, do not fix him an omelette. That, according to legend, is what the people of Bessières, France, learned when Napoleon Bonaparte…

Errol Laborde: 5 answers

to the argument, “Why do whites want reform now that blacks are in power, yet they never worried about it when they were in power?” 
 


Errol Laborde: The Incident, Part 2


I got quite a reaction to my blog a couple of weeks ago about a scam incident I faced in a supermarket parking lot when a woman holding a baby tried to claim that she was hit by my car…

Errol Laborde: The Incident

I called 911 yesterday to report an accident that did not happen.My saga began innocently enough in the parking lot of the Rouses Supermarket on North Carrollton. The store is quite popular, especially on Sundays, so much so that I…

Errol Laborde: “Cooking With Andre”: A Life

Take a moment if you can to visit this Web site, www.cookingwithandre.com, or simply Google “Cooking with Andre.”
     New Orleans native Andre Charles Robin Sr. created the site, which he operated from his home in Sacramento, Calif. I was not familiar…