The Sound of Poverty Point
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In August 2015, with an imaginative hope of listening to and recording a time long since vanished, I visited Poverty Point State Historic Site, a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) World Heritage site, in northeast Louisiana. In 2014, … Read More

Climbing Slave Steps
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Back in April 2014, I had the idea to capture the sound of the wooden spiral staircase that leads up two flights from the kitchen into the attic of the Rosedown Plantation main house, an antebellum plantation in St. Francisville, … Read More

Listening at Barataria Preserve
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I watched a short online video this evening about Louisiana’s shrinking coastline. Now that I live in Ohio, this topic is sadly out of sight, out of mind. I’m afraid nobody here would ever bring up the subject. I could … Read More

Baton Rouge Historic water standpipe
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Downtown Baton Rouge has quite a bit of history on display if you take the time to look for, and listen to it. Louisiana’s Old State Capitol and the “new” one that replaced it, the Old Governor’s Mansion, and one … Read More

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol Steps
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Firmly rooted in the center of Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, the 32-step cast iron spiral staircase, which guides Baton Rouge visitors up toward a glowing stained-glass dome high above them, has been climbed by politicians and tourists countless times since … Read More

Spanishtown Mardi Gras parade 2016
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I’ve had the pleasure of riding upon the Ministers of Misinformation float in the annual Spanishtown Mardi Gras parade twice now as a somewhat stowaway unofficial photographer. The first time was a pinkish blur. Rain. Rum. Drying out cameras with a … Read More