Interestingly, after a brief dip in activity, I’m finding myself rejuvenated on Twitter, partly driven by my increased activity on Google+ where engagement is much higher and more substantial. Twitter surfaces the interesting content, while Google+ offers a platform to have real conversations. Facebook, meanwhile, is about 3-6 months from being completely dead to me, regardless of who continues to use it.
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers My rating: 5 of 5 stars In ZEITOUN, Dave Eggers does an excellent job of weaving Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun’s compelling backstories and Katrina experiences together, shaded by post-9/11 xenophobia, and delivers a powerful documentary of what will most likely be looked back upon by history as one of this country’s … Continue reading Review: Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Group creativity experiment: 1 – “Litanie des Saints,” Dr. John I’ve always felt a personal connection to New Orleans. My mother’s family lived in Baton Rouge for a long time, and I spent a few summers down there as a kid. I remember one summer coming back home with a slight accent that never fully … Continue reading Thinking About New Orleans #mojogce
What shows are you looking forward to in the new fall TV season? K-ville and, of course, Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. K-Ville – FOX Trailer I caught the preview for K-ville on Jet Blue a couple of times last month and it looks really good; a gritty spin on the Miami Vice formula, set in post-Katrina … Continue reading QotD: The Fall TV Season
Council president lashes out An outraged New Orleans City Council President Oliver Thomas blasted the city of Baton Rouge and other Louisiana communities for what he called refusing to take in refugees from the devastated city. “They don’t want them,” Thomas said, after bursting into the press room at the Emergency Operations Center in Baton … Continue reading "If we were lucky, we would have died."