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Leonard Earl Johnson (photo credit Frank Parsley) covered Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (2005), and the 2010 British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico for ConsumerAffairs.com. He is a contributor to Gambit Weekly, New Orleans Magazine, SCAT, Baton Rouge Advocate, Advocate Magazine, The Times-Picayune, Country Roads Magazine, Palm Springs Newswire and the anthologies: FRENCH QUARTER FICTION (Light of New Orleans Publishing), LOUISIANA IN WORDS (Pelican Publishing), LIFE IN THE WAKE (NOLAfuges.com), and more. Johnson is a former Merchant Seaman, and columnist at Les Amis de Marigny, New Orleans; and African-American Village. Attended Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship at Piney Point, Maryland. Winner of the Press Club of New Orleans Award for Excellence, 1991, and given the Key to The City and a Certificate of Appreciation from the New Orleans City Council for a Gambit Weekly story on murder in the French Quarter.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

An Interlude / July 2014

Yours Truly in a Swamp,
Monthly e-column by
Leonard Earl Johnson, of Lafayette and New Orleans
July, 2014

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An Interlude
by Leonard Earl Johnson's editor 

Yours Truly in a Swamp, Part Three of Trains, Festivals, Funerals and Food, e-column by Leonard Earl Johnson will be late this July.

Mr. Johnson beat his computer to death over multi-use mouse pad issues and awaits arrival of a new machine.
Mickey Easterling at her funeral, New Orleans

In the meantime we suggest re-reading archival columns. Perhaps parts one and two of Trains, Festivals, Funerals and Food (good telling of two recent New Orleans funerals).

LEJ was last seen grumbling, boarding Amtrak's Sunset Limited ~ West, in Lafayette. Bound for Houston and Los Angeles.

Sunset Limited, Westbound photo courtesy of Amtrak

Leonard Earl Johnson, Houmas House 
Photo-credit,  Maureen Brennan
"Bet your last dollar he will be drinking in the barcar somewhere between Los Angeles and Big Swamp City, New Orleans," opined L. A. Norma. 

Though headed out in the wrong direction, LEJ will turn around and arrive on Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, in time to join the panel of distinguished judges drinking and adjudicating at the Hemingway Looking-alike Contest, Sunday, July 13, at The  Maison (on the day before Bastille Day)!

Please join us, and remember LEJ's motto: 'One Whiskey One Vote!'

LEJ is the Hemingway wearing a sailor's cap
Photocredit: Sunday Parker, 
New Orleans Hemingway Contest, 2013
- to be continued -

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