Sunday, August 27, 2023

Introducing The Canebrake: a New Blog

It's been over a year since I've posted here, yet this blog address remains on my email signature lines and in my social media bios. What gives?

I've been writing other places but if I'm honest, I haven't been writing as much as I used to. Just life, you know? 

I retired from teaching a couple of years ago, took a little time off, then started working part-time in the office at my church. That part-time turned into four days a week, sometimes five, and I really enjoy it. My primary responsibility is writing the church newsletter each month, and so, there it is: writing.

It occurred to me that writing a twelve page newsletter each month is probably why I'm not doing much other writing. No fault or no excuses, it's just a thing.

Another thing is that this blog is called And So it Goes in Shreveport. One of my personal resolutions a while back was to quit being so negative and since I just don't have a lot of positive things to say about Shreveport these days, I just keep quiet. Mostly. I mean, there are some good things. I was born and raised here and I have a lot of memories and connections here. Like it or not, it's always going to be home. 

But man, I'm so ready to leave here. It is no secret that Steve and I spend a lot of time in south Louisiana and if I have anything to say about it, we will leave this city and move south. Everything in me wants to move away from Shreveport and its crime, its litter, its backward politics, and...well, that's for another day.

In order to be more positive and to share my love of south Louisiana, I've been blogging a little, a very little bit so far, at my new blog: The Canebrake.  It's several weeks old right now and has only two posts, but I've been spending time getting it set up and tweaked. The posts are coming!

There you will find my life and my love for all things Acadiana! It just didn't seen natural to have an Acadiana blog entitled "And So it Goes in Shreveport." Thus, a new blog was born.

Google isn't good about picking it up just yet in a search, but as it grows that will resolve itself. I hope. Meanwhile, save the link and join me over there. The Canebrake.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog.. it's awesome I've only gone thru a few of your trips around here but will read more. I really enjoyed the Scottsville story and history. Oktoberfest was kinda cool too. I think we share common interest. I wish I had found your blog long ago. I also agree with your thoughts on Shreveport, my home also although I reside in Lindale Tx now. Such a shame that city leaders for years have lacked vision for such a historic and interesting place. Nothing done to promote or protect. Anyhow..I hope to read more from you and good luck for your future endeavors!

Joey Warren