These letters were published in The Lovell Chronicle in the early 90's and are about my experiences adjusting to life in New Orleans, which was the polar opposite of Wyoming. There is a joke in the industry that New Orleans is the closest you can get to a foreign assignment, without actually leaving the US. I know I had a great time writing these Letters Home and making that adjustment to New Orleans. When we moved in 2003, it wasn't easy to leave the Big Easy and the friends we made during our years there. Since we left, I've realized that you can leave New Orleans, but it never leaves you.
Les Bon Temps Rouler! (Let the Good times roll!)
Post-Katrina note: I've spent the time since Katrina, waiting to hear from friends and coming to terms with knowledge that the city we came to love, and called home for 18 years, is gone. Because I know the people who live there, I know New Orleans will be back. It will probably be smaller, and a bit sadder, but its come back from tragedy before. Don't count her out yet!
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Letters Home - #1- The Big Easy
Letters Home - #2- Handy Hurricane Tips
Letters Home - #3- Jonesy's Great Duck Adventure
Letters Home- #4- Mardi Gras Madness
Letters Home - #5- JazzFest Fun
Letters Home - #6- Adventures in Landscaping
Letters Home - #7 - Cha-Chia Christmas
Letters Home - #8 - Lightmare on Jones' Tree
Letters Home - #9 - Party Mardi Gras Again
Letters Home - #10 - Mardi Gras By The Ton
Letters Home - #11 - It's a Dirty Job
Letters Home - #12 - Mapping New Orleans
Letters Home - #13 - One of our States is Missing
Letters Home - #14 - Ray of Hope
Letters Home - #15 - DMV Blues
Letters Home - #16 - Doing Time in the Jury Pool
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