Blogging into the Void: Seeking Feedback

This blog and http://1718neworleans.com/ are here to provide Tricentennial forums for our community.

Beyond this Blog, I need feedback from the New Orleans community, so . . .

What is the creole myth? It could be that enigmatic inquiry-why is New Orleans such a tourist draw? What is the character of New Orleans?

The Food, er, the Cuisine.
The Big Easy.
Laissez le bon temps roullez.
?Bad? Politics arising from such an attitude.
The Parades
Bourbon Street = alcohol, sex,
The City that Care Forgot
A freedom, perhaps found nowhere else.
The Coffee.
The Garden District.

Je ne sais quo

So my job is to look back on the facts, the legends, the myth. And find out where it comes from. Where do I start?

I need to open it up and talk to people-here on the North Shore. To see what’s it all about. These issues need to be discussed in connection with the on-going 1718 Project. I would like to meet with any interested parties to discuss these issues. I propose meeting at St. John’s Coffeehouse (downtown Covington) on an appointed date and time to engage input into this fundamental issue. Any takers?

 

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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