Christmas Palm at Chestnut and Delachaise

Christmas Palm It is Christmas time in New Orleans, and everywhere else.  I haven’t really felt much in the holiday mood lately.  This is only my second Christmas here, and I’m just not used to the near-80 degree temps in December, though I enjoy them.  Continue reading

Baseball Diamond at Laurel and Lyons

Baseball field at Laurel StreetI had never seen New Orleans before I drove in on I10 last summer.  I moved in to a house on Laurel Street that I rented, sight unseen, from a Tulane professor who was on leave.  Just down the block was a FEMA trailer park in what used to be a park.  Continue reading

Escalator at the Tulane Family Health Center

Escalator at Tulane Family Health CenterToday was absolutely beautiful.  It started out overcast, but by the afternoon it was sunny and downright warm.  I rode my bike to the Tulane Family Health Center to have my shoulder checked out–sure, it’s a bike injury, but there’s no way I’m driving on a day like today.  Continue reading

Foggy Night at the Bridge Lounge

Bridge LoungeI took today off from work and rode my bike all over, reminding myself that I’m plenty good at riding.  And not every car is out to get me.  I started with a ride down to Surrey’s for a delightful brunch with N. and then headed down to the Quarter to find some holiday gifts at the Louisiana Music FactoryContinue reading

Snow Day

Snow Day!It has been downright cold lately, and wet and rainy.  Riding my bike in the rain is a whole different thing when it’s cold out, and, frankly, something I’m not eager to do.  This means, unfortunately, that my bike rides in the past week have been utility rides.  To work and home again.  Continue reading

T-shirt Shop on Bourbon Street

T-Shirts on BourbonI rode my bike down to the Quarter tonight, hoping to see some Saints fans getting their party on after a nice win this afternoon. As I walked my bike down Bourbon Street I noticed quite a few Bush and Brees jerseys, and some folks decked out in Atlanta Hawks gear, but all in all, it seemed a quiet night. Continue reading