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Moving Soon.

April 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Hello lovely readers!
Soon I will move the contents of this blog to a new address: http://www.annlindellceramics.com . If you follow or subscribe here, please subscribe or bookmark at the new address! Thanks!

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Easter Basket

April 4, 2010 Leave a comment

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New Orleans: Found Signage

March 22, 2010 1 comment
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Thoughts on visiting New Orleans

March 17, 2010 1 comment

I went to the AASL Conference in New Orleans the first week of March.   It was my first visit to what I consider my home town since Hurricane Katrina.   The conference was great, and it was wonderful to catch up in person old friends Robert & Jon (who kindly housed me for 4 nights) but I must say that I don’t think New Orleans will ever be the same as it was pre-Katrina.  Tourists who visit and never leave the Quarter/Downtown areas may think everything is back to “normal”, but really, it’s not. Driving in from the East on I-10, I could see whole sections of the city abandoned.   Even in uptown New Orleans, in still obviously affluent areas, there are pockets of blight.   Below is a photo of a building where I went to high school.   This building no longer houses NOCCA, which was relocated (pre-Katrina) to a quite amazing facility in the Marigny.   The older, city-owned building in Uptown New Orleans now stands empty, vandalized, and rotting, in the middle of a wealthy residential neighborhood.  Sad, but all too common.

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NOLA: Beads

March 17, 2010 Leave a comment

So, I was in New Orleans for a few days earlier this month, and took these photos on Magazine Street.  Note that even though we’re now deep into Lent, and Mardi Gras was over in Mid-February…. evidence of merriment persists:

Yes, that’s my car, parked under the bead tree.

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Octavia

March 17, 2010 2 comments

I’m posting these photos for a friend (you know who you are!) —from a recent trip to New Orleans…

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a wonderful invention

January 20, 2010 Leave a comment

I’m back at work today, after being out sick with a headcold for ALL of the 3-day MLK weekend, and then some.    I would like to nominate the person(s) who invented tissue with lotion and VICKS for some sort of humanitarian award.  Really.   I mean it.

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