Tonight was the fifth night of the series that I’m the facilator for, Battlefield Louisiana. We discussed Kate Stone’s Diary, Brokenburn. As usual, attendance was great and the discussion lively. The evening literally flew by. I’m so enjoying this pilot series, that I can hardly believe it’s over next Thursday. My supervisor, Jim Secreto, with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, was also there and contributed a great deal to the discussion. I was impressed that he had read and absorbed the book we were reading.
I’ve made many new friends in this series, and I’ve learned much more than I intended to. Next week, we will review a book entitled, The Civil War in Louisiana. Tomorrow, I’m headed for Gonzales, Louisiana, with my fellow musician Tom McCandlish, for the SwampCelts Festival. It will be a busy weekend, but I’ll post something each night if the hotel we’re at has wireless.