Exactly when? Redux

Just a couple of quick items today.

We all know that the founding date of New Orleans is amorphous at best (see the July 26 blog entry). So here’s a reminder. As we phase into the holiday season to end the “Tricentennial Year” be aware that for me and this commemorative blog, the tricentennial will not end until 2022. For it was in 1722 that New Orleans was finally proclaimed the capital of the Louisiana colony, and the government officially moved here – ending the initial planning, building, getting-blown-away-by-a-hurricane, and rebuilding again as the metropolis-to-be of the Old South and a major stepping off point for Manifest Destiny.

Next, I would like to announce that to fill the gaps in my upcoming intellectual life, a new blog has been opened. Check out aclassicalblog.wordpress.com – a memoire and journal of a life spent among “The Classics”. Not only considering classical music, and classic books (of which there is no end), I relish classic rock&roll, classical French & Creole cooking (and eating). I am a major fan of Turner Classic Movies. It seemed like a good use of my time until the book gets published, and then life will take another – hopefully good – turn towards the Summer* Country.

Hope you can join me in new adventures.

* Summer here refers to to the summers of Northern Europe and North America above the 40th parallel. here in the deep south, this use of the term Summer means football, Mardi Gras, and crawfish seasons (October to May).

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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