February 2016

Mardi Gras Memories

February 27, 2016 // 9 Comments

Last year, right as the entire Carnival season was swingin’ into action, I was “relaxing” at the the Touro following the surgical amputation of my right [...]

Once Upon a Time

February 27, 2016 // 5 Comments

Clint Bolton’s letter to Ann Fisher, August, 1979. (Clint Bolton’s author’s note: This may or may not be fiction. There are those who live in the City [...]

To Miss New Orleans

February 25, 2016 // 28 Comments

The city winds in and out of my consciousness, a strong part of who I am. I know the map of the French Quarter like the palm of my hand. I should. A master taught me. Clint [...]

The Lightness of Being

February 5, 2016 // 4 Comments

To fly over the ocean on a winged ship . . . It is an old feeling. A deep feeling. In it we are connected, even to the ancient Phoenicians daring to explore the [...]

When Cancer Returns

February 2, 2016 // 15 Comments

The doctor’s eyes shifted slightly when he looked at me during the meeting following my scan. I knew. And I knew immediately. In the scan following my initial [...]