Whoa, there! On Prancer, on Dancer…wintertime holiday season has sort of stampeded us here at Nola Studiola, and what we thought were the first few days after Thanksgiving have turned into 8 shopping days left ’til Christmas/Festivus/Stuffmas. It’s a chilly 40 degrees here in the Crescent City, and at least three undergraduates are sporting Uggs here […]
Category: Dispatches from Whimsy
Recently, I read a blog post written by a friend, a writer and a mother–a person I admire. She stays in the moment in her writing with all of her senses, where I tend to summarize and caricature. She has the patience to outline the shape of her surroundings and meditate on how those shapes provide […]
Alison Barker, sitting in front of the Who Dat Cafe in Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans, interviews Jamie Smith of Bluescreek Farm Meats from her home in Columbus, Ohio. I’ve selected sections of our conversation in this and a subsequent post to help illustrate how Bluescreek is distinct in that they raise, butcher and educate. […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about pride lately and how it can become an obstacle in one’s life. An icy chill came over me as I looked back at my year in Denver, and was startled to remember times I let my pride and ego-centric frustration take over unrelated things–how I was frozen in some […]
The butcher interview is in the works! The butcher and I are conspiring to get it into shape for blog publication. Meanwhile, I’ve been working at the writing lab as ye olde writing tutor. And, I’ve been thinking a lot about writing anxiety lately. Not because I’m in the middle of it, actually (Huzzah!) but […]
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Something has been missing here at Nola Studiola. We’ve got almost everything: snarky comments, interviews with courageous writers, a thrilling love story with a broad-chested deep sea diver. What’s missing? Oh, yeah! Food. Understandably, the link to food somehow got lost along the way. Some curators at Nola Studiola have continued the food thread, and […]