R.I.P. Blues Legend B. B. King

Happy Mother's Day!

New Orleans Metro Area Under Tornado Watch & Warning

It's 11 am in the morning here in New Orleans.  We've got thunderstorms and strong winds.  To top it off, the sky is pitch black too!

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Happy Easter


Spring Break!!!

Academia - you can't beat it. The pay's not great, but the holidays and vacations are the best!

I love the students in my energy trading classes - they're lots of fun and really smart. But, I'm thrilled to have spring break to catch up on my business and life!

Happy Spring Break!

The Freezing Homeless Child: Social Experiment in NYC

(Statistics Provided By: The State of Homelessness in America

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French Jazz Pianist Michel Legrand: "Brian's Song"

It was too cold to hang out in the French Quarters on Mardi Gras night. So a few of us ended up watching some old movies - including the tearjerker Brian's Song.  

The movie's beautiful theme song is by French jazz pianist Michel Legrand. Enjoy!

Mardi Gras Funk!


This is why I love my hometown Nawlins - folks here have no shame. LOL!

Mr. James Robertson: Hardest Working Man in America!

James Robertson spends most of his spare time commuting from his home in Detroit, Michigan, to work


More than $270,000 (£180,000) has been raised for a Detroit man who faces a 21-mile round-trip on foot to get to work.

Overwhelmed James Robertson has received a groundswell of support and thousands of donations after his story was reported around the world.

He walks about eight miles to get to work and 13 miles home, five days a week, with a lack of buses making his night-time commute longer.

The 56-year-old has been walking to work ever since his car broke down a decade ago, with an online fundraising campaign being set up by a college student to replace it.

A new car won’t be a problem for the factory worker any longer, with several car dealerships offering him a new motor for free.

Please learn more about Mr. Robertson here.

Martin Luther King Day in the U.S.

Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. This is a relatively new federal holiday and there are few long standing traditions. 

It is also known as Martin Luther King’s birthday and Martin Luther King Jr Day, is combined with other days in different states. For example, it is combined with Civil Rights Day in Arizona and New Hampshire, while it is observed together with Human Rights Day in Idaho. It is also a day that is combined with Robert E. Lee’s birthday in some states. The day is known as Wyoming Equality Day in the state of Wyoming.

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