Verse – Opposite Ends of the Table

Opposite Ends of the Table Twelve for dinner, Six a side. Hi! Haven't seen you In ages. And it's a shame, That I can't catch up With you. Because we are on Opposite ends of the table. ©2018 Edward J Branley

Jesuits in New Orleans #BayouTalents

Jesuits in New Orleans Jesuits in New Orleans have a rich history While there are a number of my friends who attended Brother Martin High School who don't see the need to recognize Jesuits in any way, there are times when they make good characters. You can't deny the...

Verse: Selfies

Selfies You take selfies When you feel good, When you're a hot mess When you've done something significant. It's a wonderful thing. You take selfies To send a message, To make a statement, To flip off the ex. It's a wonderful thing. I hope you'll forgive me, If, when...

Plus-size models in fantasy art

The lack of plus-size models is one of the problems with posting Fantasy Art. There's a distinct lack of variety in body types of the women depicted. We can talk about the preposterous costumes and such that some artists love to put sword-and-sorcery, or science...

Talents Universe: A gift for my readers

Stories in the Talents Universe Here are a couple of winter-theme stories set in the Talents universe. Love in the Oaks is a story I was going to submit for the holiday edition of a literary magazine. They were looking for short, slam-style pieces, and I just couldn't...

The Exit

The Exit The Exit is prominent in all of our life events, The growth of the Spirit Is a path to an Exit That opens a new door. Like the old saying About teachers appearing when The student is ready, The Exit appears, Quite simply, When it’s time for us to leave. We...

Books about race for white people

Books about race This HuffPo article, 16 Books About Race That Every White Person Should Read, is a good cross-section of books for white people. Contrary to the white-privilege stereotype, many white people want to understand what black folks go through. It includes...

The Promise of Imbolc

The Promise of Imbolc Those who keep the Sabbats know Each of them is not a one-day event, But rather a season-long promise. Those who keep the Sabbats know The season of Imbolc is the promise Of Spring to come. Yes, there is still a lot of Winter to come. Yule...

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Dragon’s Danger


Maison Blanche Department Stores


Legendary Locals of New Orleans


Brothers of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans


New Orleans Jazz


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