Thursday, January 31, 2008


Blue Pipe and Rebar, Metairie , LA 2000 from Fallen Paradise (New Orleans 1995-2005) . All reproduction rights reserved Wm. Greiner

Can anybody please explain to me why there have been virtually no mental health facilities or hospitals opened in New Orleans since Katrina hit? I repeatedly hear about the need , so why can't this social services need be met?

Today , in the New York Times , "Officer’s Slaying Leaves New Orleans Asking Why" is an article about a young New Orleans police officer gunned down by a mentally disturbed person who had been hospitalized but released for unknown reasons!.


If this person had been in a mental hospital , where he belonged - this police officer , a young woman, would still be alive.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Ettington Park, Stratford Upon Avon, UK 2006 from UK is OK
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My favorite team, the New Orleans Saints, it has been announced will play a regular season NFL game in one of my favorite cities, London! The Saints are to play the San Diego Chargers there on October 26th!

Friday, January 25, 2008


Majorette in Rain, Hoover High School, Birmingham, AL 2003
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It's rain again,
it's cold again,
the weather changes day to day!
It was Summer one day,
not long ago they say.
But that was some
other day.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

color blind music!

Security Guard, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans 2006
from the series 8 Days in Spring - New Orleans Jazzfest
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It was just announced that Stevie Wonder will headline the 2008 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

to see the complete line up:

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

conflicting weather reports

Telephone Poles and Clouds, Metairie, LA 3/2005
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The popular science about global warming has been that it will increase the intensity and frequency of hurricanes. However, in a new federal study just released, it was reported that global warming could reduce how many hurricanes hit the United States!*
*New Study says global warming may lessen hurricanes
By Seth Borenstein AP science writer

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Tropical Painting Detail, Gulfshores, AL 4/2007
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There is a very interesting article which appeared in the Washington Post today, "Hey, isn't that...?", citing incidences where major corporations co-opted photographs off the internet for commercial use without the photographer's permission!
* The act of taking an image from the internet and using it for commercial purposes without the photographers permission.

Monday, January 21, 2008

later day King

Martin Luther King DREAM billboard, New Orleans 1994
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Thursday, January 17, 2008

have some cake and eat it too!!

Yummy, New Orleans , LA 8/2007
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For the past few years I have felt compelled to tout some heroic Katrina survivors! Louis and Tricia Zornes own and run Randazzo's Camelia Bakery in Slidell, Louisiana. They had both home and business flooded by Katrina but they managed to get the business back up and making King Cakes for that next Mardi Gras season!
So, if you are going to order King Cakes for yourself or friends.... You can buy them and have shipped from the best King Cake makers around! Go to the website to order:

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Pink Trailer, Metairie, LA 2005 from FALLEN PARADISE
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USA Today looks at Katrina volunteers who stuck around

USA Today has a report on some of the volunteers who came to help with the Hurricane Katrina rebuilding effort and ended up staying in metro New Orleans. John and Mary Mueller left their five-bedroom home in Florida and are spending two years living in a FEMA trailer in St. Bernard Parish. "Living here has really given us an appreciation for what we have. I challenge anyone who thinks their life stinks to come and live in a FEMA trailer for a year," John Mueller says. "That'll give you some perspective." Officials say they don't know how many volunteers are staying long-term in the New Orleans area, but an official with the United Methodist Church estimates 3,000 out of 42,000 volunteers who passed through their doors have stuck around. Read the story here. For a companion story about how New Orleans is adding residents who want to be part of the rebuilding, click here.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

who is this guy?

Florida Cheerleaders - Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge LA 10/2007 from Baton Rouge Blues
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Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune says Ohio State will win 30-20. "The Buckeyes are sick and tired of hearing about the SEC" , he says.
I thought this was laughable yesterday , its even more so today!

An American Anthem to Remember

Clint Maedgen , performer, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, 2005 from 8 days in Spring

OK, it was LSU playing for the BCS national championship in the New Orleans, Louisiana Superdome. So I was pumped, but, I thought Clint Maedgen , along with the Preservation Hall jazz band, rendition before the game of the National Anthem to be about as good as it gets! A soulful, jazz , dirge not over the top or too under played! Bravo!
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Monday, January 07, 2008

a new home in new york

Flag on House, Baton Rouge , LA 12/2007 from Baton Rouge Blues
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I am now represented in New York, by Debra Klomp and Darren Ching:
Klompching Gallery