Fire Of Joy,‘feu de joie, St. James Parish

Whenever I find myself in the environs of Baton Rouge on Christmas Eve, I head south on a little excursion on River Road following the levee on the east bank of the Mississippi River towards New Orleans. My destination is St.James Parish, some 20 to 30 miles upriver from New Orleans. St.James Parish is home to […]

Of The River and the City- Part 2

Steamboat Natchez in front of the Greater New Orleans Bridge No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. -Heraclitus Catch the blue train, places never seen before; look for me, somewhere down that crazy river.  -Robbie Robertson            […]

Of The River and the City- Part 1

In the heart of the night In the cool falling rain, There’s a full moon in sight Shining down on the Ponchartrain And the river she rises Just like she use to do She’s so full of surprises She reminds me of you In the heart of the night Down in New Orleans.  -Paul Cotton […]