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.

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

Quarantine Chronicles #2 – Kelsey Livingston, Artist

This is the second 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. Kelsey Livingston is an independent artist and an administrator at the Baton Rouge Gallery. Q. … More Quarantine Chronicles #2 – Kelsey Livingston, Artist

Quarantine Chronicles #1 – Natalie Ray, Vlogger

This is the first 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. First up is Natalie Ray, a New Orleans mom and lifestyle vlogger (and my cousin-in-law). … More Quarantine Chronicles #1 – Natalie Ray, Vlogger

Things I’ve Learned During Quarantine

Being under a government-mandated stay-home order has not been easy by any means. I understand why, and I will comply as long as is necessary. During this “challenging/unique” time (those are the words that the advertising copywriters are using interchangeably to describe the current state of the world), I have learned several things about myself. … More Things I’ve Learned During Quarantine

Days of Disquiet

I had a panic attack this weekend. Full-blown, couldn’t breathe, heart pounding, couldn’t stand, on the floor, fetal position PANIC. If you have never experienced that, I hope you never have to. The first time I ever had one, I thought I was dying. Literally. Fortunately, I was alone. No one saw it, especially my … More Days of Disquiet