Weekly Blogs

Variety, not Quantity

  The phrase, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation” has never rang so true for so many. We are all pretty much on the same path, the same schedule. This town, like most towns in America, is shut down.…

Disaster May Save Us

  Disaster can illuminate how we are connected and how we rely on one another. This is what is happening in my life, my relationships, and in my Uptown neighborhood near Magazine Street and Jefferson Avenue. By day the streets…

Sing the River in Baton Rouge

  When I worked for The Advocate newspaper around the turn of the 21st century, I parked in an undeveloped lot overlooking the Mississippi River in downtown Baton Rouge. Many of my colleagues would park in the non-descript gravel spaces…

At Least It's Our Own Couch This Time

  Comparisons between corona and Katrina are inevitable. But here's one inescapable difference: In the wake of the storm, there was so much chaos, movement, pandemonium, adrenaline, rushing about, driving and crying, frantically searching – for people, pets, possessions. It…

A Day in the Life

Hi, my name is Ruby, and I am 13 and in seventh grade. I’m sure we can all agree that this whole coronavirus thing has been really stressful. From a kid’s perspective it is very difficult. The part I dislike…

Mani Motivation

Last week, New Orleans nail polish company Native Polish introduced its new spring/summer 2020 collection. Native Polish is dedicated to providing its clients with a cruelty and chemical free option for their manicure and pedicure needs. Not only are these…

Hot Water

  The abrupt transition to remote work since the COVID-19 outbreak has sent many of us into new territory, while others are wading back into the familiar waters of work-from-home jobs from the past. I fall into the latter category,…

Saints Stuff

  In case no one has told you, I appreciate each and everyone of you who are washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, staying at home as much as possible and keeping six feet away from other folks…

To Have and To Hold Off

Many couples are having to cancel or postpone their weddings. What can couples do if they are faced with this tough decision? New Orleans Bride editor Melanie Warner Spencer offers advice on this month’s WWLTV/WUPL “Morning Show.”    

Restaurants and Covid 19

I remember after Katrina, when I had a food blog called “appetites” that focused primarily on fine-dining restaurants, thinking that the gig was up. I’d been happily writing about meals I had in those early days when there was so…

Happy Hour at Home

  Locked in, feeling anxious and ready to explode? Well, join the club where most of us are doing the right thing, but are still ready to be social. We have a few ideas for you to stay in touch…

Louisiana’s Water Heritage Trail

  You see them posted throughout South Louisiana but what exactly do those Atchafalaya National Heritage Trail signs mean? We’re here to explain, but even better to showcase the Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail that accompanies the designation. The Atchafalaya National…

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