Tag Archives: Louisiana

Why Is New Orleans Where It Is?

WHY IS NEW ORLEANS WHERE IT IS?   This boiling fountain of death is one of the most dismal, low, and horrid places, on which the light of the sun ever shone. And yet there it lies under the influence … Continue reading

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Send More Women!

In researching  early Louisiana history, I discovered some racy stuff. Well, a little racy. Those bold Frenchmen who sought their fortune in a wild and unknown country found themselves daunted by one particular trial: no women. It was hard to … Continue reading

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Ordinary People Doing Bad Things

I was trying to make sense of people who live innocuous lives on one plane and yet do really horrible things on another. I’m not talking about the Ted Bundy types who know they’re doing evil. I mean the ones … Continue reading

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A FASCINATING READ IN AMERICAN HISTORY

I bought American Uprising:The Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt by Daniel Rasmussen a year ago after I heard him being interviewed on NPR. I’ve only just now started reading it and already feel it’s one of those Hey Everybody … Continue reading

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