Yep, still under the weather, but I’ve decided to pretend I’m not sick so I can go back outside and play. I know, I know…that’s no way to get genuinely better, I’m just prolonging the sickness, etc. etc. etc. What can I say–I’m a terrible patient. So after a day spent reading rather devastating legal cases about transexuals in prison, I hopped on Maxx EFX and rode down to Zeitgeist to catch another film in the Patois Film Fest. As I waited to go inside, I took this picture of the buildings across the street. The one on the left houses the always-delicious Cafe Reconcile. That’s a must-stop if you come visit New Orleans, for sure. I’m not sure what used to be next door, but something. I love how you can still see the ghost of its neighbor outlined there. I wonder how they excised that building, leaving the other standing. They can do some pretty amazing things, apparently. I’m not sure what’s going in there, but here’s hoping it’s a garden. We always need more gardens. I settled in to watch the film–Freeing Silvia Baraldina–and thought about how capricious our system of incarceration is, not just for political prisoners, but for all of us. After the film I zipped downtown to do my volunteer shift for the Southern Repertory Theater’s Backstage Bash. Yeah. Very different crowd from the Patois Film Fest. Afterward I rode home in an incredible rainstorm. Here’s hoping that whole you’ll-catch-your-death-of-cold saying is just a saying. It felt good to be out in the world today. I hope there’s more of that in my near future.