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L' Amour Ou La Folie

10 January 1967

So, what’s this journal all about? Originally, it was a way for us to keep in touch with our families. Who are ‘us’? Patrick (me, I do most of the writing), Sherrie (my wife) and Elasade* (our daughter). In 2007 we acquired a goofy yellow dog. Elasade named him Gargaloon (the dog).

We live in New Orleans. After that spat of bad weather, our families wanted to know what was going on. I wrote a good deal about what life in New Orleans is like. Then I discovered that the topic depressed the living snot out of me, so I write a lot less about it. When I do write about NOLA, I try to be reasonably objective, or at least explicit about my biases. I also try to responsibly cite my sources. When I write about my family, I tend to focus on the anomalous, and may write with a particular voice for dramatic effect. I think the difference between these two types of posts is rather obvious.

Then, of course, there are the pieces which are a bit of both. You're on your own there.

In short, if you’re interested in what life in NOLA is like from the perspective of a native, this is probably not the blog for you. If you’re interested in a family that happens to live in NOLA, welcome aboard!

A final note:
Occasionally someone asks if they can link/quote/metaquote something I wrote. The answer is yes. Please attribute the quote, is all I ask. And I thank you very kindly.

* Pronounced something like 'Alice-aid', if you were wondering.


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