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Linnea Ashley on January 25th, 2012

For more than a year the state of Louisiana has been trying to tell me i owe and undisclosed amount of back tax money to them for a year i never lived in Louisiana. I’ve been out of the country for most of it but intermittently try to provide them with proof of the negative. […]

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Linnea Ashley on May 31st, 2009

this morning was overcast and gray. the breeze bordered on wind and i threw an extra layer on as i headed out the door. it is almost june and so the gloom struck me as odd. but even odder than the atypical chill was the scent of magnolias that greeted me as i strolled to […]

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Linnea Ashley on May 6th, 2007

there are days and then there are days. yesterday was an event.my friend Z was in town and for once i had activities planned. the big one being jazzfest, an enormous event here in the city. saturday we woke up late, after going to bed really late, and began preparations for the day. i was […]

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Linnea Ashley on April 15th, 2007

my first stint in NO was less than spectacular. in retrospect i blame myself. in recent years i’ve discovered that when i travel out of the country i live bigger than when i’m home. more than that, i plan to live just as big when i return home… but usually i return home to habit […]

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Linnea Ashley on April 1st, 2007

yesterday i ventured out to chalmette for social reasons. usually i drive through the still devastated area on my way to meraux where a mobile clinic provides medical services. but not saturday. saturday i stopped in the parking lot of a gutted out store for the crawfish festival.it was the first time it has been […]

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Linnea Ashley on March 22nd, 2007

so today’s excursion was to the “evil empire”. they are down the street from me and i needed a few things so i figured i’d take a little stroll. five minutes in and i was waving casually to folks perched on their porches carrying on conversations with their neighbors – in true southern style – […]

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Linnea Ashley on March 21st, 2007

i’m a creature of habit. i go where i need to go and only venture out when the plan changes. i had never been to the 9th ward – even pre-katrina, until recently when i went to an elementary school to help clean up. recently i’ve ventured out to st. bernards parish to volunteer with […]

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Linnea Ashley on March 15th, 2007

silly me, i forgot i’m brown. tonight a friend and i went out to eat…or rather, that was the plan. a place was recommended to us and so we arrived eagerly anticipating the good food we’d heard about. we were met with a wait…understandable, it is the warehouse district down by the civic center. 15 […]

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Linnea Ashley on March 6th, 2007

So, our goal for the Vagina Monologues was $6,000 for the local shelter and we raised $5,100! Not too shabby for our first time…thanks for all the support!

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Linnea Ashley on March 2nd, 2007

i moaned on stage. legs shaking…smirk spreading across my face. in private maybe it wouldn’t be such a big deal. alone, behind closed doors. even among old friends. but my audience was speckled with new friends and professors.today was my debut in the vagina monologues.it went well. the crowd wasn’t as large as we would […]

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