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I write day after day because I discover extraordinary lessons from ordinary life experiences. I record my visual portraits of everyday life filled with something sacred in hopes that my reflections might bring an insight that blesses my readers.

Monday, January 14, 2013

New Orleans discoveries

 January of 2013

I have not blogged for a long time.  I am ready to begin a new slant, a new focus. I can tell from my lack of entries that I am going a different direction.  The timing is right.  I have moved to a new city, and I am on a winter road trip.  So, pick up your imaginary suitcase and go with me on this new journey.

Many of you may know that I have been trying to write a memoir of my first year of teaching in New Orleans.  Den and I integrated schools in 1967.  We did not know we were “token” integrators, but through my research in writing this book, I have discovered many surprising  things about that year.   So, I am going to merge the old with the new.  I am going to write some of my stories, my findings, my understandings, and frustrations of writing this book. I would cherish your remarks, your questions, and even your evaluations if this story holds your interest.  I hope the blog will be more interactive this year.  I am going to have to depend on you.  I value your comments.  I need your reactions.  I hope this new format is interesting to you and helpful in completing my book.  OK, grab your bag and let’s go.


  1. Sandi, this is the first I had heard the actual content of your book. This sounds so interesting. I can't imagine what it was like to integrate schools in New Orleans. Living a year in Tuscaloosa, Alabama was definitely an educational experience for me. I can't wait to read your memoir!

  2. Thanks so much, Bethany. Writing the memoir forty-five years later is a road trip of ups and downs. I am interviewing my former students this week. It is a mountain high. Thanks for responding.