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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.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Too Early Ash Wednesday / February 2016

 LEJ's Louisiana,

Yours Truly in a Swamp
A monthly e-column 
by Leonard Earl Johnson

February 2016

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Boeuf Gras, Rex Parade, New Orleans

LEJ's Louisiana, Yours Truly in a Swamp

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The Day After Mardi Gras

by Leonard Earl Johnson

© 2016, Leonard Earl Johnson, All Rights Reserved

Thanks to the vagaries of the Gregorian Calendar, The Day After Mardi Gras is on us sooner than most celebrants want.  

This being true for us, too, we plan to hold off on Ash Wednesday summations until next month, after Ash Wednesday's ashes have seeped through our forehead into our bloodstream. 

Today we are still in need of Parade Schedules and such, and suggest going to Early Mardi Gras with Glossary.

L. A. Norma says, "We will let you know when it is over."  Till Then enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!  Your Lenten lashing awaits.

"An American has never seen the United States until he 

has experienced Mardi Gras in New Orleans" 
~ Mark Twain in a letter from New Orleans to his Sister, Pamela A. Moffett of Saint Louis

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(They are posted on the first of each month and polished for the next few weeks.) 

Hope you do, I love talking with you,
Leonard Earl Johnson,
Columnist to the elderly and early weary. 


© 2016, Leonard Earl Johnson, All Rights Reserved.