Joie d’Eve - Red Beans and Ricely Yours… August 2009

School ties

Every so often, I think I did it backward. 
 
I grew up in New Orleans, which –– it must be said –– is not really the most wholesome place in America, and went to college in Columbia, Mo., which is…

The good, the bad and the ugly

In many ways, raising kids in New Orleans isn’t that much different than raising kids anywhere. There are still potty-training and tantrums to grapple with. There’s still the refusal to eat anything other than chicken nuggets. There are still the…

Feels like home

Why’d I come back? I wonder that sometimes, when I lose another hubcap in a pothole  or hear about another friend becoming a crime victim or have to go to five different post offices just to get mail delivery started.…