Draffsack (n.)

Weird Word Wednesday? Haven’t done this in a while. But I came across this word and thought, “how perfect for this year.” Draffsack (noun) – A bag of garbage, used figuratively to mean ‘a big paunch, or belly, a glutton.’ A couple of examples I have come up with: “This year has been a huge … More Draffsack (n.)

And now we wait.

Currently, it’s pleasant outside. There’s a light breeze and some cloud cover, but nothing that looks ominous. Nothing that would indicate that two storms are bearing down on the Gulf of Mexico. Marco should make landfall late tonight and Laura at the next day. We will probably get a lot of rain, which is scary … More And now we wait.

Long time, no see

Who would have known that the first two weeks of “summer break” would be busier than all of “lockdown” so far? School supply drop off and pick up days, yearly checkups and appointments, consultations, and bribing my eldest child to allow herself to be photographed for an ongoing series… I am exhausted. Today was the … More Long time, no see

Quarantine Chronicles #11 – Nitashia Johnson, Artist/Graphic Designer

This is the eleventh part in a series of images and interviews about how life has changed (or not) during the COVID-19 quarantine. The purpose is to show how we’re all in this together and we’re not all that dissimilar. Nitashia Johnson is a photographer, artist, graphic designer, and a fresh voice for the Black … More Quarantine Chronicles #11 – Nitashia Johnson, Artist/Graphic Designer

Quarantine Chronicles #10 – Amanda Mayeaux, Professor/Educator

This is the tenth part in a series of images and interviews about how life has changed (or not) during the COVID-19 quarantine. The purpose is to show how we’re all in this together and we’re not all that dissimilar. Amanda Mayeaux is a great friend of mine and brilliant educator. She spends her time … More Quarantine Chronicles #10 – Amanda Mayeaux, Professor/Educator

Quarantine Chronicles #9 – Jenn Tormo, Editor 225 Magazine

This is the ninth part in a series of images and interviews about how life has changed (or not) during the COVID-19 quarantine. The purpose is to show how we’re all in this together and we’re not all that dissimilar. Jenn Tormo is the editor of 225 Magazine in Baton Rouge. They’re known for their … More Quarantine Chronicles #9 – Jenn Tormo, Editor 225 Magazine

Quarantine Chronicles #8 – Valerie Comeaux, Educator

This is the eighth part in a series of images and interviews about how life has changed (or not) during the COVID-19 quarantine. The purpose is to show how we’re all in this together and we’re not all that dissimilar. Dr. Valerie Comeaux is an expert educator and my friend. We have been compatriots in … More Quarantine Chronicles #8 – Valerie Comeaux, Educator