Posted in September 2012

One of New Orleans’ finest

As I start backfilling the amazing trip that was my time in the Big Easy I feel like the most important post is about a woman I met whose impact is so strong her life is a character on the upcoming season of Treme (an HBO show about this neighborhood). Let me tell you about the day we spent … Continue reading

How the other half lives

I spent last week living off $4.90/day as part of the CalFresh Challenge. Even did a fair amount of research to help people understand the scope of hunger in the U.S. This isn’t a pat myself on the back moment, it’s almost a pre-apology for our post-Challenge trip to Stonehill Tavern at the St. Regis … Continue reading

Living off $4.90/day – Day 2: HUNGRY!

We made it through Day 1 basically unscathed. I’ve never savored a stalk of broccoli so much in my life, though. It was an odd sensation, being hungry almost right after lunch…and then again shortly after dinner. I’m actually typing this a little hungry and realizing its time for my split pea soup! If you missed … Continue reading

Living off $4.90 per day – Day 1

Today begins an effort to acknowledge that the food choices I (by which I mean my wife) normally make are a luxury. Yes, I’ve worked hard in life. Yes, I sacrificed when I had to. Yes, like every “we built this” voice I hear in the cacophony coming out of some talking heads, I know … Continue reading

$4.90/day – Seriously?!?

It might not be absolutely clear from the “eat” and “drink” sections of this site, but spending time in nice restaurants and bars is a huge part of life for me.  Same goes for the food we eat at home.  So when Lorena Gonzalez suggested I jump on the bandwagon of spending $4.90/day to better … Continue reading