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November 2015 is MOTHERFLOCKERS

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When Alison asked me to curate Nola Studiola for September I was flattered and very intimidated by the previous wonderful posts. I did what writers do and sat down for many days, and threw up all over the page with whatever words and thoughts arose. Eventually some themes emerged: books, words and pictures, what my […]

Hello, September! And hello, Carol Pulitzer, September’s curator! Artist and writer Carol Pulitzer writes about New Orleans people and places for NolaVie. Some of her  illustrations and super short stories and  can be seen  at  littletheatre1.com; her story Carmelita was a semi-finalist for the Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction at Loyola University. Her illustrations have appeared in numerous magazines […]

This summer was filled with trips to beautiful, natural places, and unexpected grief. I lost someone very important to me. I’ve known her since I was born, and I consider her two grown children (and their families) part of my family. She was an honest and independent person. By being herself, she taught me and […]

Greetings, Studiola readers – hope wherever August finds you, you are finding ways to stay cool, enjoy the light that comes with the longer summer days, and finding time to tackle that pile of books you’ve been meaning to read… For me, a survivor of a hyper-academic childhood, summer has always been that magical time […]

It’s a great day for the last of May. The sun rose and set. The rains saturated the already damp earth. Ditches and rivers are stretching to max capacity, and bystanders wonder what will crest next. But even with all of the water and whatever ails you at this moment, it is a great day […]

Jumping on my soapbox… Let me just say, “What’s the deal with grocery stores and New Orleans?” I know that on every corner there is a place to get food. Sometimes the place is fancy, sometimes it’s a dive; and other times you just aren’t sure what it is, but it works because it’s New […]

Do you consider yourself a student, or have you at one point decided you are no longer a student and that you are a master? OK, maybe not master, but you know what I mean. You’re done with school or university or whatever certification you were last working on and you’ve entered into the territory […]

I’m an over-doer, recovering multi-tasker, unrelenting hustler, and a damn hard worker. The problem: I work myself into failure. I overcommit myself out of success. As soon as an opportunity arises, especially if I’ve worked particualary hard at getting the universe to work with me and make some magical collision of time and resource, that’s […]