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Profile Response: Gina Champion & Phyllis Wursteisen, New Orleans, LA

“So, you want to interview me to see if I have an acceptable place to spend the night?” Gina Champion met me with worthy skepticism. Shannon Weber, whom I met in San Francisco, suggested I stay with Gina when in … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Dave Culpepper, New Orleans, LA

“Louisiana has one of the highest rates of relative sea level rise in the world. Fifty years from now, New Orleans could well have a smaller footprint and a higher levee. The city is trying to develop more water features to … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Elyse and Roger Hackett, New Orleans, LA

“We are quintessential audience members. Elyse is the first to dance and break the ice.” From this Yankee’s point of view, Elyse and Roger Hackett are textbook New Orleanais. Elyse greeted me in a breezy shift printed with a map … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Marguerite Oestreicher, Habitat for Humanity, New Orleans, LA

  Last I was in New Orleans was a week during the winter of 2005 and again in 2006 to built houses at Musician’s Village, part of Hurricane Katrina reconstruction. Habitat for Humanity’s work there is long finished. All of … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Ms. Pearl, Buskers’ Bunkhouse, New Orleans, LA

Buskers’ bunkhouse is a self-proclaimed artist refuge in New Orleans’ Bywater neighborhood; its couchsurfing profile indicates everyone is welcome. The Big Easy proved to be a city of fascinating people, yet I received few invitations for a roof over my … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Joshua Nuss, Ellis Marsalis Center, New Orleans, LA

Joshua Nuss studied opera singing as an undergraduate. “As a slight man with the bass voice, few parts were written for me, so I went to graduate school in nonprofit administration.” Josh came to New Orleans to be Development Associate … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 244 – New Orleans, LA

February 27, 2016 – Sun, 50 degrees Miles Today: 22 Miles to Date: 12,401 States to Date: 29 I’ve been to New Orleans half a dozen times: with family, with friends; to come to Jazz Fest, to build after Katrina. … Continue reading

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