A PRELUDE TO LOUISIANA – PART III

Comparing and analyzing the colonial sources along with modern studies of archaeology, tribal histories, and Native Louisiana folklore, a picture emerges of nomadic groups who survived along the edges of … Continue reading A PRELUDE TO LOUISIANA – PART III

300 Years Ago: Summer, 1717. 

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. 

300 Years Ago, 1717: We Got Cows!

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!

Culinary History, Xmas Chapter, 1st Draft

As many of my readers may already know, this blog is spinoff of “The 1718 Project”. Today I am trying something new. To date, (since 2010), the main energies of … Continue reading Culinary History, Xmas Chapter, 1st Draft

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

300 years ago: September 1st, 1715. Death of Louis XIV

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

Ain’t Technology Grand !?!?

Hello Dear Readers, This post is simply to inform you that the revised, updated, and latest corrected version of The Petticoat Rebellion (Version 1.3) is now available as a .pdf … Continue reading Ain’t Technology Grand !?!?

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

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

52 Hours 23 Minutes and Counting.

Self-Publishing and Self-Editing: Part Two The book is written. The book is edited. On Sunday morning March 9 we loaded iTunes Producer with all the necessary files to publish our … Continue reading 52 Hours 23 Minutes and Counting.

Self Publishing-Self Editing

I follow Catherine Howard’s blog on writing and self-publishing, “Catherine Caffinated” http://catherineryanhoward.com. Two of the main points made in all her writings are “Write, write, write” and you MUST have … Continue reading Self Publishing-Self Editing

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 . . .