Tag: NOLA

St. Louis Cathedral in early morning fog.

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

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.[…]

Canoeing the Swamps of Louisiana

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 steady trickles as the canoe shoots forward. I am a quiet cut on the surface, Moving through […]

The Mississippi River at New Orleans, looking toward the GNO bridge. Photograph by Ann Fisher

Big River

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 currents, The river-god speaks to me, his child, voice low. I bend forward, close over […]

Clint Bolton letter for Ann Fisher narrow

Once Upon a Time

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 Beside the Big River who will say of this or that character . . . “That is Soando.” And there are […]

To Miss New Orleans

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 Bolton seduced me when I was fourteen. No, not in that way. […]