Daily Archives: August 19, 2015


Louisiana, Louisiana/They’re tryin’ to wash us away/They’re tryin’ to wash us away. -Randy Newman Ten years have passed since Louisiana got “washed away” by Hurricane Katrina. Thirteen years have passed since my departure from Louisiana, and I still mourn for New Orleans, the city I fell in love with. I commuted from New Orleans to Louisiana […]

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#13 A New Playbook

With the girls’ arrival, graduate school becomes fraught with parental demands so far out in left field I’m barely able to grasp them. I’m not prepared. Riding the fence of nascent parenting forces me to put in overtime writing in my new playbook when I can—squeezing it in between school, internship, and a part-time job. […]

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