NOLA Notes

Category: Friends


She gave me a heart for Christmas two years ago. I wear it on a chain around my neck with two other charms from the same jewelry designer. It is small and covered in red enamel. I wear it almost daily. Then one day, it dropped from my neck and hit my kitchen floor. I told […]

Unspoken Eulogy

When I think of what Janet means to me, it is of a best friend. Janet got me. She saw the real me, in all my ugly glory and she loved me all the better, the misfit toy that I am. Time I spend with most people feels like effort. But not with Janet. Janet […]

Dim Sum and Dragons Too

We returned today with friends to get dim sum at Panda King in Gretna. This was my third visit. The thing about dim sum is that being little dishes, you want to taste a little of everything. But once you have been once or twice, there are some dishes you simply MUST HAVE at each […]

Total Eclipse

Today I did something so decadent, something so out of character, that I couldn’t help but relish it: I went to a coffee shop. Alone. To knit. For a whole hour before my appointment with a life insurance agent. Ahhhh. And as I was waxing philosophic in my moment, Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the […]

The Unbearable Heaviness of Being

I easily could have spent yesterday under the covers, having had daylight and my thoughts blocked out. But I had plans to visit family. So Sun and I spent the day in the country. Sun dipped her toes, and her hiney, in an icy pool and spent hours literally running around naked, humming, as I […]


Today was a day of horse shit.  Aggravating non-lawyer back-of-the-house horse shit. This afternoon, I spent with friends that unfortunately needed my legal services.  We spent hours going through papers, making calls, developing options. When my friends left, the Missus hugged me.  After a moment, I pulled away and she stayed hugging.  I resumed my […]

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Filé Emergency

My pal, Leendaluu, mentioned to me that she planned on making gumbo for the Superbowl.  This was a week and a half ago.  Clearly she already believed the Saints would be in the game.  And so did I.  And her being in upstate New York makes it hard for her to buy filé powder, poor […]

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

I haven’t been feeling the urge to write lately.  I write more when I am down, and as things have been rather peachy over here, there’s not much inspiration for writing. I’ve been appreciating my weekdays with Sun a whole lot more lately.  I think it’s that she’s getting to an age, finally, where she’s […]

Calling All Engines

Sun cried in the middle of the night. We called her to our bed and all three of us went back to sleep. A few hours later, I awoke with Sun in my arms. There was peace. And I thought, “what was that bothering me yesterday?” Then I remembered. And the obligation of guilt kicked […]