‘Tis the Holidays once more . . .

‘Tis the Holidays once more. Here’s wishing everyone a Merry Yuletide! May you all have blesséd and prosperous days not only from Thanksgiving through Twelfth Night, but through all the year!

As I mentioned in last week’s blog, the workflow of 2014 will include marketing and PR efforts. So when I pulled up my blog folder today, I chanced to look back on some old marketing tools I learned about in 2012 and 2013. Below you will find my social profile, I also have decided to include here the vision statement of the 1718 project.

A Social Profile

Jerry (aka Jon) Laiche is a retired teacher whose retirement job is a writer of history.  A native of New Orleans, he currently lives with his wife at Cardinal’s Creek, a ten acre forest 30 miles north of New Orleans’ Lake Pontchartrain.  Current projects include a culinary history of colonial New Orleans, The Petticoat Rebellion; a retelling of the history of the founding of the city, 1718: A TriCentennial Memo. He blogs at https://1718neworleans2018.wordpress.com.  He is still trying to figure out exactly what Social Media is, He communicates in the New Media all the time, every day in fact; but hardly anyone ever communicates in return. This strikes him as very unsocial of something claiming to be called Social Media. So he writes about himself a lot in the third person.

The Vision of the 1718 Project.

  1. the composition of a Culinary History of colonial New Orleans and Louisiana:
  2. a retelling of the history of the founding of New Orleans (and Louisiana):
  3. workshop seminars for Social Studies teachers throughout New Orleans and Louisiana,(and perhaps the nation)
  4. creation of classroom materials (including digital resources) for the New Orleans Tricentennial.
  5. school and public tours of relevant historical sites,
  6. public and private library activities, and possibly (e) coordination of appropriate museum exhibits.

The 1718 Project is designed (like the New Media within which it rests) to be a collaborative project and as such welcomes contributions from other historians, writers, and anyone who loves this great city and its stupendous potential.

So as Beth and I put the finishing touches on Volume 1 of The Petticoat Rebellion, it is a good time for you my dear readers to reflect not only on the holidays but also on what can your contributions be to the New Orleans tricentennial.

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About Jerry Laiche

Jon (Jerry) Laiche, B.A., M.A. is a  working historian, writer, and co-author of “1718: The Petticoat Rebellion Cookbook.”  He is a twenty-year veteran teacher and scholar, having taught courses in Louisiana, American, and World History, and is a member of the Historic New Orleans Collection. In addition to his background as an historian, he has taught Religion in the High Schools of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and was adjunct professor of Computer Ethics and Internet Technology at Tulane University.  In addition to his academic duties, Jerry has served his schools as a technology coordinator, network administrator, librarian, and Internet guru.  During his teaching tenure, Jerry also was the recipient of two grants from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.  The grants enabled his school to establish the first High School Women’s Studies program in New Orleans.  He was the founding Director of the Archdiocesan Teacher Learning Center (Computers in the Classroom).  For three years, he owned and operated “The Philosopher’s Stone” a bookstore on the Northshore specializing in rare and antiquarian volumes.  With his smart and beautiful wife, Beth, he currently coordinates the “1718 Project” to commemorate the 2018 New Orleans Tri-Centennial.  He and his life partner currently live at Beltane Grove, one acre and a cottage, 30 miles north of New Orleans’ Lake Pontchartrain. (Rev. Samhain: Oct. 31, 2018) jlaiche@earthlink.net http://1718neworleans.com https://1718neworleans2018.wordpress.com/ Home Office: (985) 795-2372 Primum est Edare, diendi Philosophari