Since a title cannot be copyrighted, I feel no compunction in commandeering Mr. Robert W. Hastings’ entitlement of his excellent 2009 examination of the history, geography, topology, and biology of … Continue reading The Lakes of Pontchartrain; What a Great title !!!!
Jean Michiele de L’Epinay Birthdate: circa 1665 (56) Birthplace: Fougères, Brittany, France Death: January 3, 1721 (52-60) Martinique Occupation: Governor of French territory of Louisiana Managed by: Joel Scott Cognevich, Last … Continue reading 300 Years Ago: Summer, 1717.
A Very Simplified Timeline of French Colonial Louisiana and a timely Springtime recipe from Volume 2 (in progress) The 1718 Tri-Centennial is fast approaching, so I thought a quick overview … Continue reading A Way-Overdue Entry; Not Exactly 300 Years Ago
Momentous changes were in store for Louisiana in 1717-1718. The old Crozat monopoly was done for and the new Company of the West began to get things done. For the … Continue reading 300 Years Ago, 1717: We Got Cows!
Last week I had the opportunity to be in Kansas City, and devoted some time to researching Louisiana’s colonial presence in “the heartland” during the 18th century. Even before there … Continue reading A Kansas City Interlude
At the turn of the century, my wife and I decided it was time to leave our beloved New Orleans and move to the country. The “country” surrounding New Orleans … Continue reading A Bohemian among the WASPs
Sad news reaches Louisiana this month. Louis Quatorze is dead. Louisiana’s namesake is no more. The Sun King has set on the French Empire. Philippe II, Duke of Orleans, became … Continue reading 300 years ago: September 1st, 1715. Death of Louis XIV
Ever since Thanksgiving – fully two months ago plus – there has been a dearth of productivity on my part. It was always edit the next chapter. Get Volume One … Continue reading Blogging into the Void: Inspiration
Well, IT’S FINALLY DONE! (BTW, its never done) But Beth and I’s book, The Petticoat Rebellion: A Culinary History of French Louisiana is now available IN PRINT from Amazon.com. Just … Continue reading IT’S FINALLY DONE . . . Self-Printing and Self-Editing, Part VI
My last post back in May originated in St. Louis. While I did in fact get lots of research done for the project there, it has been a while since … Continue reading EVERYDAYNESS
Tagging along on my coauthor/ photographer/wife’s business trip to St. Louis, I am reveling in first hand visual research on the Arkansas Post and the Illinois Country. We now have, … Continue reading HELLO FROM ST. LOUIS
http://1718neworleans.com Self-Publishing and Self-Editing, Part IV b The institutionalized process of academic printing has also encapsulated all of the above functions (i.e. create, print, edit, bind, publish, sell) into the … Continue reading Self-Publishing and Self-Editing, Parts IV b & V; et. al.