Category Archives: United States
So . . . we’ve been back in the U.S. for over a year now. And, boy, have our lives changed.
Yes, yes, I know that Mardi Gras is done, dusted, and over for the year. But, just like Christmas decorations stay up after Christmas day, the Yardi Gras spirit continues for just a little while longer.
So when the powers that be decreed that Mardi Gras 2020 was cancelled, residents of New Orleans didn’t cry or scream or pout or sulk. OK, fine, I’m pretty sure they actually did do all of those things. But then, … Continue reading
Not to put too fine of a point on it, but 2020 sucked. I know, I know, it sucked for absolutely everyone, some more than others. But, no Schneiduk PigFish wrap up of 2020 can start by saying anything other … Continue reading
Well, we did it. We got off the couch, turned off Hulu/Netflix/Amazon Prime/ESPN+/Peacock, grabbed our hand sanitizer, put on our three-layer masks, and made our way to the Besthoff sculpture garden in City Park. Two outings in one week. Will … Continue reading
Whooo hooo! We actually got out of the house and did something. What a novelty! Anyway . . . we rented a car and, after spraying half a can of disinfecting spray all over the interior and then wiping the … Continue reading
We woke up the morning of the election terrified for the soul of the nation. We were depressed and disheartened. But, we had a teeny, tiny bit of hope. As the election returns slowly trickled in election night, and our … Continue reading
So, when we moved to New Orleans, we knew hurricanes might be a problem. Little did we know a strong category two hurricane would blow through shortly after we arrived…
Minneapolis in winter is cold and snowy and so very, very dark. As it became clear that we weren’t going to be able to leave the U.S. due to covid anytime soon, it also became clear we were going to … Continue reading