Wednesday, March 30, 2005

monroe street

Took a walk downtown the other day. It was colorful.

More Monroe Street photos here

Monday, March 21, 2005

tobacco dead

An interesting exhibit showed up on campus a couple of weeks ago, gone after only a couple of days:

A few more here.

Friday, March 18, 2005

cultural crossroads

Mexican food in the French Quarter? Sure.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

sxsw monster

If you're looking for new music to try, here's a great way to get a LOT of music to try out--for free. The only thing it will cost you is time, as it's 2.6GB of music: SXSW I've noticed Aimee Mann has a song in there, but so far all the other artists I've never even heard of...can't wait to listen to new stuff!

Monday, March 14, 2005

Sunday, March 13, 2005

amongst the living

more photos from New Orleans here.

Thursday, March 10, 2005


Spent most of last week in New Orleans. It was fascinating, crazy and crumbling. At points it reminded me of Venice, San Francisco and Hillyard. It's worth a visit.

While there I picked up a copy of Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Encyclopedia of Ordinary Life and read it on the plane on the way home. I recommend it as an alternative to the typical memoir. Or typical book, really. It might be the closest to an interactive book I've seen that doesn't come attached with doodads. I would say you can't help but smile as you read each page and each encyclopedia entry. But this isn't Erma Bombeck-style observations, though Rosenthal is a work-at-home mom. She's not trying to make you laugh so much as think of things differently. Please read it. If you happen to live in a big city, you might find a copy for free!