New Orleans

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Mardi Gras: Lean into Lent

It was the first Mardi Gras after Katrina and, we did not know at the time, our last before heading to Penn State. Our departmental staff assistant had a house right on St. Charles and so we joined our colleagues there every year for the parades. One little girl was lifted up on the shoulders of our department head to give her a better view and access to beads. She is now 17 and we […]

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans I miss it both night and day I know that it’s wrong… this feeling’s gettin’ stronger The longer, I stay away Miss them moss covered vines…the tall sugar pines Where mockin’ birds used to sing And I’d like to see that lazy Mississippi…hurryin’ into spring That is a song by Louis Armstrong which was always (likely still) played at Tulane’s graduation. I am pleased to […]