French Exploration of the North American Prairies and Relations With The Indians of the Great Plains. It is an oft repeated cliché that the French colony of Louisiana “was a … Continue reading NOLA Tricentennial Con’t- Missouri Valley
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) firstname.lastname@example.org http://1718neworleans.com https://1718neworleans2018.wordpress.com/ Home Office: (985) 795-2372 Primum est Edare, diendi Philosophari
MADAME LANGLOIS PUTS DOWN THE PETTICOAT REBELLION In recent weeks, Governor Bienville in his infinite wisdom has settled down the fierce rebellion led by the recent female arrivals from France. … Continue reading HEADLINE: The Picayune Monthly August, 1704:
Apologies for the long hiatus. No excuses – just everyday life crowding out everything else. Now the holidays are upon us. As the Tricentennial year winds down to an end, … Continue reading Two Announcements and some Dirty Rice
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 … Continue reading Exactly when? Redux
This week I offer for your edification two culinary tidbits. Throughout this whole research/writing project beginning back in 2010, one guiding principle in presenting this culinary history of eighteenth century … Continue reading Tomatoes & Gumbo
French Louisiana was established and settled by nearly 13,000 immigrants, colonists, and slaves in the early 1700’s. Many of these people did not survive the Atlantic crossing nor the first … Continue reading L’ Histoire
It’s mid-September, 2018. Florence, Issac, Helene, and possibly Joyce are dancing around in the Atlantic. Just last week, Gordon blew ashore over Pascagoula and Mobile. One other stray concept – … Continue reading September Hurricanes, then & now
If you believe that POTUS should be replaced, WEAR PLAID ! The undrained swamp is just getting silly now. VOTE VOTE VOTE ON NOV. 6. “The only thing necessary for … Continue reading If you believe that POTUS should be replaced, WEAR PLAID !
So, here we go again. A few weeks ago, as I was working my day job, cashier-small gas station/convenience store in the exurbs of New Orleans, some travelers stopped in … Continue reading Another Tropical Storm
I have never been good at waiting. Now, in last few weeks of a typically HOT Louisiana summer, I find myself w-a-i-t-i-n-g. Waiting for the hot weather to break. Waiting … Continue reading WAITING . . . WAITING . . . WAITING
So, the tourist asks, “Exactly when was New Orleans founded?” Ah!, like everything else in New Orleans the date can be very easy going. We are the Big Easy, after … Continue reading Exactly, when ?
The Petticoat Rebellion; A Culinary History of French Colonial Louisiana (Parts I and II) is complete. Complete and finished, though, are two distinctly different states of being. A huge chunk … Continue reading Thoughts upon the Completion of a Book