Monday, January 26, 2009

New Saints D.C. Provokes Questions

I'll try to get back into the blogging groove with this question for the one or two people who still read:

Notice any similarities between Gregg Williams (new Saints defensive coach) and Alexandra Cabot of Josie and the Pussycats? Is this intentional? Or is it naturally occuring? (And I'm not talking about the sneer.)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cutting-Edge New Orleans Greets President Obama

President Obama's speech made me feel like an adult citizen. He sounds like a guy who is prepared to tell people "No" if they come into his office with crazy ideas about looking the other way while torture, malfeasance, fraud, and civic neglect go on. He sounds like a guy who actually wants to hear that those things are going on so that he can do something about it.

Our friends at Dirty Coast have long said that New Orleans is "so far behind, we're ahead."

The President's speech yesterday reminded me that post-Katrina, this is only half true.

New Orleans is just ahead now. To wit:

President Obama: "Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America."

America needs to catch up on this one. We started doing that three and half years ago, and we have a lot of knowledge and experience on which the nation can draw.

Berto forwarded to me the picture below. Nuff said:

Friday, January 16, 2009

Token Blog Post

More on the way soon. Been traveling and parenting and stuff.

In the mean time, I am already finding inspirational life lessons from our new defensive coordinator. I believe this applies to how we need to live life in World Class New Orleans. NOTE: In "sneer," I do not read inappropriate aggression or harm toward others. I read confidence from knowing that you got what ya got.

"I learned to coach with a sneer, because players are going to look at your attitude, and if you don't have an attitude, they won't have an attitude."
Coach Gregg Williams
Defensive Coordinator
New Orleans Saints