Category Archives: Environment

Home Sweet Home

  Several months have passed since my trip to Louisiana. While enough time has passed since the oil spill to make it an old news story it isn’t an unimportant one. Several very important reports highlighting preventable causes to the … Continue reading

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From Grand Isle Up to NOLA

I arrived on time at Camardelle’s Seafood on the morning of July 23. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries (LDWF) was giving media boat tours for journalists. Bo Boehringer, press secretary of the LDWF sent this email message just … Continue reading

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Another Point of View

I would be a liar to suggest to anyone that I didn’t already have an opinion about the BP oil spill before my trip to Grand Isle. In fact, it was hard not to have my view reinforced after I … Continue reading

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Mourning

A small poster attached on the wall of my room at the inn named them all: Common Saltwater Fish of Louisiana Redfish. Spotted Seatrout. Atlantic Croaker. Black Drum. Spanish Mackerel. King Mackerel. Red Snapper. Tarpon… and so on. But if … Continue reading

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Riding It Out

The clock beside my bed read 3:39 a.m. on July 19. A speck of sand was in the corner of my eye, and as I took it out I yawned like a dog. I stretched my arms out tiredly. A … Continue reading

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Troubled Waters

I was at the Wasabi restaurant parking lot of New Orleans when Captain Greg Henry picked me up for a two hour drive to Grand Isle. That spot on the ground, he told me, was the highest point of land … Continue reading

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