Your Oral History Is Needed – Part 2

“My father used to say that stories are part of the most precious heritage of mankind.” Tahir Shah, In Arabian Nights: A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams The first thing you need to know about giving an oral history is that you DO NOT have to know or talk about the larger story that surrounds the … Continue reading Your Oral History Is Needed – Part 2

Who Is Elijah Gaddis? – Setting The Stage – Part 1

As part of some research I'm doing for a new novel, I am in love again! or should I say, as usual. This time it is a man named Chris Rose who once worked for the Times Picayune in New Orleans. He wrote a series of columns in 2005-06 recounting the aftermath of Katrina, and … Continue reading Who Is Elijah Gaddis? – Setting The Stage – Part 1