Riff Raff: An Oral Biography of Real Estate in New Orleans

“It wasn’t just that one house, either. At night, packs of diseased dogs would dig their way in and rummage through the homes. The street would flood with sewage. You couldn’t pay the city enough money to do their job. For Sale signs plagued sprouted up left and right. The whole neighborhood turned into a black hole in the housing market.”

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Riff Raff: An Oral Biography of Real Estate in New Orleans

“It wasn’t just that one house, either. At night, packs of diseased dogs would dig their way in and rummage through the homes. The street would flood with sewage. You couldn’t pay the city enough money to do their job. For Sale signs plagued sprouted up left and right. The whole neighborhood turned into a black hole in the housing market.”

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Ladies, Be Nice to Guys

“But don’t pretend he’s below you. Don’t pretend you didn’t want to be noticed by at least one guy that night. Don’t pretend this isn’t a game we all play from time to time, it’s called human connection. We all need it.”

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Ladies, Be Nice to Guys

“But don’t pretend he’s below you. Don’t pretend you didn’t want to be noticed by at least one guy that night. Don’t pretend this isn’t a game we all play from time to time, it’s called human connection. We all need it.”

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Why I Make Lists

“I’m unsure what happened, but my listing problem has steadily become worse as I’ve progressed through my college career.”

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Why I Make Lists

“I’m unsure what happened, but my listing problem has steadily become worse as I’ve progressed through my college career.”

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Dead Awake

“I wake up and I’m dead. Not sure how, really, but I know that I am. I walk out my room and peer into my sister’s bedroom beside it. She’s gone. It’s probably a school day. She has to finish senior year — I’ll never see her graduate.”

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Dead Awake

“I wake up and I’m dead. Not sure how, really, but I know that I am. I walk out my room and peer into my sister’s bedroom beside it. She’s gone. It’s probably a school day. She has to finish senior year — I’ll never see her graduate.”

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Thank God for Subway or How Not to Run a Business

“What better way to show students the shameful consequence of poor business? Plop up a poor business where students rely on business.”

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Thank God for Subway or How Not to Run a Business

“What better way to show students the shameful consequence of poor business? Plop up a poor business where students rely on business.”

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Nacho Dorito, The Hamster

“Animals belong outside and that’s where they’re going to stay.”

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Nacho Dorito, The Hamster

“Animals belong outside and that’s where they’re going to stay.”

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The Virtue of Written Kitten

“And that is the virtue of Written? Kitten! – that it provides the necessary motivation to get things done – things like papers, novels, poems, short stories, NaNoWriMo, and (most importantly for this moment) columns.”

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The Virtue of Written Kitten

“And that is the virtue of Written? Kitten! – that it provides the necessary motivation to get things done – things like papers, novels, poems, short stories, NaNoWriMo, and (most importantly for this moment) columns.”

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Politicians adopt a new campaign strategy

“So we all grab a few darts and just kind of throw them at the wall. Whichever sticky notes that we hit, we have to mention them in our next speech.”

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Politicians adopt a new campaign strategy

“So we all grab a few darts and just kind of throw them at the wall. Whichever sticky notes that we hit, we have to mention them in our next speech.”

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