Monthly Archives: May 2013

Hello from Memphis

It’s Memorial Day in Memphis. That’s where we are, frittering away the dying sunlight in a McDonald’s off Highway 61. I’m in the grip of a serious writing funk. That’s the bad news. The good news is we’re all fine, … Continue reading

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Weekend in New Orleans

May 20 – Just a quick sketch of our weekend in New Orleans: On Friday night, we took Max on a stroll through the French Quarter. He got to see a little of the decadent wonder of Bourbon Street without … Continue reading

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Iko Iko, or Thursday in New Orleans

May 17 – We’re squandering a beautiful Friday at Cafe du Monde in Metairie after spending a mostly quiet night on Governor Nicholls Street alongside New Orleans African American Museum in historic Fauborg Treme. Now, Frommer’s warns it’s dangerous to … Continue reading

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Cafe du Monde

May 16, Metairie, La. – We are on the edge of New Orleans. My laptop is covered in powdered sugar that falls from beignets like snow cascading off a shaken branch. Yesterday we went looking for the vanished town of … Continue reading

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Oxford, Alabama

May 14 – Just a quick update on our whereabouts, in case anybody has wandered into this journal and wondered if we’d gotten lost in the pages of Deliverance. We departed Tallapoosa, Ga., this afternoon after a serendipitous and wholly … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Debbie Wallingford

Columbus, Ga., May 2 – Greetings from Muscogee County, Georgia. From here in the heart of the Chattahoochee River Valley, I’m happy to deliver the good news that you can be a redneck from Muscogee even if you’re not an … Continue reading

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