Newsweek: On Hurricane Katrina's 10th Anniversary, Half of New Orleans Remains in Ruins

My hometown Nawlins is slowly making its way back.  Please see more here, here and here

Americans Rescue Europeans - AGAIN!

The crew on a Paris-bound train barricaded themselves in their staffroom and locked the door as a gun-wielding terrorist went on the rampage – leaving these three young American passengers to take him down!

New Orleans Jazz Funeral: Riding to the Cemetery on a Coffin!

(New Orleans Advocate) For 132 years, Charbonnet-Labat-Glapion Funeral Home has made a name for itself in the Treme neighborhood by ensuring that families — even those who weren’t sure how they could pay for it — saw their loved ones buried in style.

On Monday, the family-owned institution laid to rest one of its own, sending off co-owner Armand Charbonnet with a church service and jazz funeral that resounded with the traditions his own career helped carry forward for generations....

Just one more reason I LOVE my hometown Nawlins!  LOL!

Happy July 4th Holiday Weekend!

This is the most beautiful rendition of "America the Beautiful" I've ever heard.  It is performed by Hillsdale College's choir.
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Have a safe and happy July 4th!

American Express: "Aretha Franklin’s Journey - Quiet Kid to Queen of Soul"


Happy Father's Day!


Shoutout to all the fathers all around the world - especially to our brothers in Charleston, South Carolina!

Wall Street Journal: "A Bow to Charleston"

Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan writes a really moving article about the massacre of nine innocent churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina.  

May they rest in peace...

Marvin Gaye: What's Going On?

A New Orleans Jazz Funeral



A high school friend of mine posted this video on facebook.  It is from her brother's jazz funeral - held in New Orleans earlier today.

Music is such an integral part of our city's culture. It's used to send New Orleanians off with one last big celebration!

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

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