Here’s my technique. When I want someone to look at me, I yell their name. It worked yesterday when New Orleans city councilwoman Susan Guidry rolled passed during the King Arthur parade. I yelled at her, possibly loud enough to trigger a pang of fear, for which I apologize:

“Yo, Guidry!”


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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