New Orleans

Visiting New Orleans? Six Ideas for What to Bring Home.

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If you want cheap, mass produced Mardi Gras masks or just another t-shirt, walk one block down Bourbon Street in either direction, and you’ll be set. On the other hand, if you are looking for the best souvenirs in New Orleans – you want something truly special to remember your visit, here are some things that will make you think about the Crescent City every time you see them.[…]

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Canoeing the Swamps of Louisiana

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Impulse Along the edge of my consciousness, there is an eddy line. Whenever I cross this mark, The current hits the bow, turning me downstream. Water spills off the paddle in [...]

Big River

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Your eyes remind me of my river in the late afternoon, Sun-golden and warm. I once said so and you smiled. I am alone now. When the light of the setting sun hits his [...]

Mardi Gras Memories

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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

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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

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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 [...]