Category Archives: Louisiana stories

A Cat On Its Ninth Life

The saying goes, a cat has nine lives, but we only ever see one, to us always the last.  In Louisiana’s Barataria Bay we are watching a cat die its ninth life – what’s harder still, we saw all eight … Continue reading

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If Oysters Were Pelicans We Might “Make it right”

Today I waded into the future waters of Barataria Bay with oystermen Nick Collins, Jules Melancon and Jim Gossen, President & CEO of Louisiana Foods Global Seafood Source (the guy that buys the oysters the rest of us eat) as … Continue reading

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Blackbird Die-off and Voodoo Science

A significant reason I only work on long-term projects is perspective.  When you are there longer than a week or two you begin to see swings in mood, culture, people, wildlife, the seasons.  You begin to feel the pulse of … Continue reading

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Pubs, Pints and Petroleum Politics

I don’t know if I always had a journalist gene, or it’s just something that intertwines itself within the double-helix for curiosity, but stories that don’t walk a straight line fascinate me.  Especially stories that don’t just dip their toes, … Continue reading

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Fledging from the disaster

Oiled birds.  You can rescue them, soap them, scrub them, rinse them and with luck set them free, but that doesn’t mean they will always say thanks by taking flight. Aside from chiseling its way from egg entrapment, fledging, the … Continue reading

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Pelicans of Hope

    Few creatures become so iconic to a state as the Brown Pelican is to Louisiana.  In fact, few single images, save the Fleur-de-Lis, the graphically stylized lily or iris, illustrates this state in the minds of locals and … Continue reading

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