Friday, February 24, 2012

Guest Blog: A Peak Inside My Cluttered Mind

If you are treating yourself with holistic medicine and are thinking about treating your pets at home, GOOD FOR YOU. Nothing wrong with a little natural healing. But be careful... what may be good for you could possibly be harmful to your furred and feathered friends.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Guest Blog: Healthy Cookie

There's a healthy way to eat, no matter your food preference. Here in New Orleans we live to eat, be it meals, snacks, or desserts. Our food, like our city, is diverse and can seem a little strange to an outsider.

Mardi Gras, always marching forward

An excellent column appeared in The Times-Picayune today that chronicled the fight against discrimination within Mardi Gras organizations. James Gill writes of New Orleans City Councilwoman Dorothy Mae Taylor and the cause she championed:

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Mardi Gras Law Primer

Most of us in New Orleans are familiar with the Zulu Parade's policy of handing coconuts to parade attendees rather than throwing them. When coconuts were thrown in the past, there were a number of lawsuits alleging injury from errant coconut throws. A 2006 lawsuit gained national attention when a woman claimed injury and described recurring nightmares about coconuts flying at her face.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Widespread layoffs of public defenders are bad news for the less fortunate

This week, Orleans Parish was forced to downsize its staff of public defenders at Criminal District Court, according to John Simerman of The Times-Picayune: