Tag Archives: New Orleans

I’m All Up in Renee Schuls-Jacobson’s Grill Today.

                Today I have the honor of guest posting at Renee Schuls-Jacobson’s blog. You can follow Renee on Twitter here: @RASJacobson. You can find her on Facebook here. Remember when she posted on my … Continue reading

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New Orleans Love.

This post was previously published on my blog almost a year ago. But because today is ironically the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and because of Hurricane Isaac, I wanted to share this again. And I’m praying for no flooding. … Continue reading

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Renee Schuls-Jacobson,Teacher & Twit

          The mother to a middle school-aged son, Renée A. Schuls-Jacobson scribbles ideas for essays on napkins and scraps of paper and then loses them. A long-time teacher with an irrational love for office supplies, she … Continue reading

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Where I’m From–New Orleans

Looking for my Storkie giveaway? CLICK HERE! I found this writing excercise via Galit Breen’s blog, These Little Waves, and she got it from Mama Kat. It’s been on my mind for awhile, but I’ve been distracted. Now it’s time. … Continue reading

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Fiction Friday: 20 Years

After ordering a Cosmo, Sarah chose a corner booth in a small bar on the fringes of the French Quarter. It was dark, not too crowded. Perfect. Perched on a torn seat, she finished her cocktail in several swift gulps, but still it took four tries to get her cigarette glowing. 20 years. As she dragged deeply she scanned the … Continue reading

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BlogHer Likes Me!

Please stop by to see my very first syndicated post on BlogHer! CLICK HERE! If you aren’t familiar with the site, shame on you: Reaching more than 20 million unique women each month* BlogHer is the leading participatory news, entertainment and information … Continue reading

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Water, Water Everywhere

Thousands of people, including my family, evacuated before Hurricane Katrina bombed the Gulf Coast. I’m quite sure no one wanted to meet her face-to-face. She bustled by, so businesslike, whipping winds out of her briefcase and trampling everything in her path. Weeks later, … Continue reading

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Karma, Kindness & the Jump Seat

Last Thursday morning, the girls and I headed to the Kansas City airport for their first Mardi Gras trip. By the time we got to the Broadway Bridge, snow was coming down; big, fat flakes flew at my windshield. I noticed a figure perched on the side of the road … Continue reading

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Bourbon Street Barefoot

It’s dark and late, so late I don’t even hear the Clydesdales clopping anymore. Ambling down Bourbon Street barefoot, I admire my OPI Red pedicure, although surely it will soon be coated with dirt.  Blissfully drunk, my shoulders bump into my friends beside me. I laugh, so … Continue reading

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Double Bubble, Toil & Trouble

Your assignment: write a piece that begins with, “I could never have imagined” & ends with, “Then the whole world shifted.” 600-word limit this week. ***NO pussyfooting. I want your constructive criticism. No more of that bullshit, “Great post!” For the love of … Continue reading

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