One Sunday morning. After the second line. Walking back to my car. You just never know what you are going to find along the way. In this neighborhood, many of the houses have been repaired. But, just. They are functional houses that were brought back after the storm. Some are still boarded up. Waiting for […]
Take these statues down. I like Mitch.
“So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war,” President Abraham Lincoln famously said upon meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, in 1862.
Of course, we cannot know for certain if these were Lincoln’s exact words to Stowe, but the quote endures, even if it is folklore, because it expresses a fundamental truth about the popularity and the persuasiveness of Stowe’s book, which, at that point, was more than a decade old.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a phenomenally successful book. In its first year, it sold more than 300,000 copies in the United States, the equivalent of around 4.1 million copies today (though if you adjust the number to account for the proportion of the population who could legally purchase a book in 1852, it’d be at Harry Potter levels).
Its influence and its lasting legacy are impossible to overstate. A…
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Originally posted on Karma Is A Funny Thing: Anxiety. It overwhelms me. Last night was the worst in a long time. I lost three hours of sleep because of it. Alone with my thoughts and not sure what to do with myself… My husband took our kids to his Mother’s for a visit..an overnight. It…
The little cat. You liked him. I really liked him. So, I made a bunch of pictures. These are some of them. They are about getting ready before the second line. And, the first few minutes after the club hits the streets. Here’s how it goes. The clubs and supporting krews meet somewhere to finish […]
This picture says it all. About getting your hair cut. About getting photographed. About being forced to do anything. I’m not exactly sure about the interaction between the barber and his customer, but the man with the shears has a pretty good grip on the kid’s head. While the barber was cool with my work, his customer […]
By Robert Mann Among dozens of moments that define the historic, consequential presidency of Barack Obama was his moving eulogy of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., in June 2015. Pinckney and eight of his parishioners had died days earlier, victims of a young man’s violent racism. It […]
By Robert Mann During almost 20 years working in the U.S. Senate, I learned how simple acts — a phone call, a letter, a face-to-face conversation — can influence a member of Congress. When I worked in Sen. John Breaux’s Baton Rouge office, we sometimes took 100-plus phone calls a day on an issue. That was […]
By Robert Mann As I write in my Times-Picayune | NOLA.com column this week, “preventing a racist plutocrat from reversing years of hard-won social and economic progress — or, worse, bumbling us into a war — won’t be easy, but the Tea Party’s success in 2009 provides a roadmap worth following. “At the very least,” […]
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Charity Hospital was once considered the safety net of New Orleans. It was a place where anyone could go and receive the best healthcare available. Established in 1736, by a French shipbuilder, whose dying wish was to fund a hospital for the poor. The first hospital building opened a year after New Orleans was founded in a small cottage located in the French Quarter. Charity Hospital quickly outgrew that facility and a handful of temporary hospitals sprung up around New Orleans. The administration was taken over by the Sisters of Charity, a group of Catholic nurses who would run the hospitals along with the Medical College of the University of Louisiana. By the 20th Century, New Orleans was rapidly growing and indigent care again exceeded Charity’s capacity.
From the rooftop the sunrise peaks out from behind Charity Hospital.
Today the hallways of Charity Hospital remain dark and empty.
In 1939, the Governor commissioned a new Art Deco-style 2,680 bed hospital tower on Tulane Ave in the…
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Today would have been Pam’s 70th Birthday! Happy birthday Pamela! I decided to change my website’s layout in honor of Pam’s birthday today. I leave my followers with this beautiful drawing made by Kokalina on Pinterest. I will also leave this beautiful dedication of Pam for her birthday by Jim Cherry http://doorsexaminer.com/december-22-pam-coursons-birthday/