Popular History, Creative Non-Fiction, the Histoire; A Reflection (perhaps a rant)

I recently turned 66 (last Saturday, the 19th), and like most birthdays – especially ones that mark an “official” change in life, like reaching the full retirement age for my … Continue reading Popular History, Creative Non-Fiction, the Histoire; A Reflection (perhaps a rant)

Roast Buffalo on the Fourth of July

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine blogging about buffalo. So here goes nothing !!!! This entry will be the first of many installments wherein recipes, meal planning, and … Continue reading Roast Buffalo on the Fourth of July

Self-Publishing and Self-Editing, Part V

Summer is over. It has been one heckuva summer too! it’s time for a few updates to the 1718 Project. Let’s begin with the actual”writing”. Three chapters have been written … Continue reading Self-Publishing and Self-Editing, Part V

Self-Publishing and Self-Editing, Part IV a

http://1718neworleans.com It’s finally done. I am a self-published author. It’s curious how many parallels exist between this newfangled, all-electronic, website, blog, social media, etc. publishing process and the publishing process … Continue reading Self-Publishing and Self-Editing, Part IV a

Three Blogs in One

http://1718neworleans.com Self-Publishing and Self-Editing, Part III St. Joseph’s Day, March 19, 2014. iTunes Producer reads “Uploaded package to the iTunes Store”. We are almost there, in the olden days I … Continue reading Three Blogs in One

And so it begins . . .

Oh! The joy! Oh, the gratification! Oh, the fulfilment! I have been APPROVED by Apple. The company that has guided me for the last 30 years in all my endeavours … Continue reading And so it begins . . .

Cookbook Preview Arrives

It has been awhile. I have been wandering between the techno/intellectual frontier and what is commonly known as real life. Between bouts of household management, the onerous duties of convenience … Continue reading Cookbook Preview Arrives

Hurricanes, Electricity, Family, Jobs, Writing, and Frere Gerard.

Someone once told me, “the interruptions ARE my job”. My birthday was August 19th. But that’s not why I’m writing this blog post. This birthday was a marker date in … Continue reading Hurricanes, Electricity, Family, Jobs, Writing, and Frere Gerard.

One way to prepare Shrimp Remoulade

The book said I need a Hypothesis, so . . .

THEY HAD TO EAT ? Histories and tales of French Colonial New Orleans raise a constant chant of misery, poverty, neglect, abandonment, and pathos. Taken at face value, a modern … Continue reading The book said I need a Hypothesis, so . . .