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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 […]

Long weekend…

Not because we took a vacation but because we were thinking of and praying for our friends in NOLA. My wife, as you know, continues to telecommute as a media consultant for the Episcopal Diocese of LA and she was busy all last week and through the storm coordinating media coverage, calling, texting, and just checking up on folks. We are thankful that NOLA seems to have been largely spared, but lives have been lost, […]

Photo: Zoo Year’s Eve 2005

I was looking for something else when I found these pics from our visit to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, 4 months after Katrina and 7 months before our move. If you check out the Flckr account you will see a poster depicting how they recovered, including the elephants clearing trees and an orangutan wearing a BDU shirt. But for now, that’s the end!  

Good News for New Orleans!

Although we are no longer there in body our thoughts remain with NOLA and Tulane. The success of the universities will play a major role in the recovery of the city. New Orleans Colleges See Surge in Applications Applications have jumped nearly 100 percent at Tulane University compared with this time last year, the paper reports. They’re up 85 percent at the University of New Orleans, 43 percent at Our Lady of Holy Cross College, […]

Betting on Helping New Orleans

This story is from the NOLA Times-Picayune. It reminds everyone of the good work still being done by the church in New Orleans. Heavens! Bishops taking game bets But proceeds to go to Katrina relief Friday, January 04, 2008 By Bruce Nolan The Good Book states the battle is not always to the strong, nor the race always to the swift, but dubious Episcopal bishops in Louisiana and Ohio nonetheless are betting on the power […]

Reflections of the Canon to the Ordinary on the House of Bishops meeting in New Orleans, September 19 – 25, 2007

The Rev’d Canon E. Mark Stevenson, my friend and mentor who is going to do me the honor of preaching at my ordination on Oct. 20th, was present during the deliberations in New Orleans this past week. He is Canon to the Ordinary for Bishop Jenkins and is a thoughtful and godly man whom I trust. He shares with us his reflections on the process and I share just a portion here. Please be sure […]

In and Out

Just a quick note to apologize for intermittent blogging and to say that I hope to be back in full swing soon. Last week really took a lot out of me, what with the Patriot Tour and then E’s trip down to New Orleans. Things are still going on with the House of Bishops and I hope to make some comments, but…well…there are only so many ways to say one is disappointed, and it doesn’t […]

The Episcopal Bishops Meet in NOLA

If you are interested in following all of this you might use this Google News link. It bring you the latest news stories with “Episcopal” and “church” in the search. This is the regular meeting of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church USA. This year they are in New Orleans and must respond to the statement from the Primates meeting in Dar es Salaam earlier this year. (A summary can be found here.) […]

NOLA Murder Board

CNN has featured a friend of mine who is rector of St. Anna’s in New Orleans. Bill and his wife are remarkable people who have come through great struggles of their own, even before Katrina, to serve God in ministry. What adds to the distress is that one would hope that crime would go down as NOLA fights for its survival and rebirth and yet it has gotten worse. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) — Father […]