Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Vaya con Dios, Angel Miranda.

RIP: Angel Miranda, founder of Lola’s

While a frequent visitor for many years, I had the privilege of dining at Lola's very shortly after its reopening from Katrina and will NEVER forget the power failure that occurred the night in question, and Angel bringing in lights hooked up to his car's battery to provide enough light so he could continue preparing his orders and feed his patrons that had already been seated.

Dinner by industrial Halogen work lights in the wake of Katrina... you had to have been there. Truly a magical evening and surely one of my most memorable NOLA dining experiences EVER.

Godspeed Mr. Miranda

Monday, September 26, 2011

Political correctness gotten out of hand…

Why do some consider it racist for a news outlet to report a speech by a black man given to a group of blacks using “black” vernacular as it was presented directly to the audience rather than cleaning it up and removing the black vernacular which appeared to be expressly used to make points with those to whom it was presented?

Could one not make the point that the speech was racist unto itself if the speech giver deliberately chose to use grammar in this manner when they were capable and cognizant of presenting without falling to idiomatic usage to make a point?

What say you? Go to Yahoo and decide for yourself.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

A random thought

It’s been said that: "When you reach the speed of light, time ceases".

It is also said that; "God IS light".

Could this be how we might understand God and His time?