I spent some time in Gentilly this week and yesterday took Cairo for a long walk to Lake Pontchartrain. It was a gray, breezy day.

The crashing waves freak him out a little. He's so averse to water that when he drinks he holds a front leg back to limit his exposure to water that may splash.

Derek Bridges lives in New Orleans, trading in words and pictures. A carpetbagger of long standing, he grew up in the top right corner of IL and later went to college in the middle cornfield part. He has also lived in MS and FL, for educational purposes only, and was diasporized for a time in TX.

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