State Rankings

According to Gallup, which divided states into five tiers on the basis of quality of life, I’ve lived in states across the gamut: a top tier, a third tier, and (currently) a bottom tier. So far, anyway.

Happy Mardi Gras 2017!

Here are some photos from the Krew of Orpheus last night, Lundi Gras, including one of Harry Connick Jr. throwing my girls some beads.


Results of Louisiana Professor Survey

Sorry that I’ve been too busy to post much since going on sabbatical last semester, but the release of results of the survey of Louisiana Profs at the last Faculty Senate meeting spurs me to action and perhaps will get me back in the blogging habit.

Here is the disturbing news that prompts this post. A large number of profs responded to the survey, something like 575. So now we know that 72%  are actively looking to leave their current position, 71% would not encourage anyone else to accept a position at a Louisiana university, and 61% would leave the state for a position that paid less/lower rank if it included the prospect of raises.


¡Feliz Navidad!


The Great Flood of 2016—Baton Rouge, Louisiana