". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Sunday, September 28, 2008

New Orleans

Friday Night, outside the Mother-In-Law Lounge, post the 'debate.' People were very attentive, not boisterous. Which, if you know the MIL Lounge, is not the standard for Antoinette Kadoe's place.

General Lee Keeps Watch Over New Orleans (Lee Circle), near the Ogdon Museum, where the party for the "New Orleans and the Gulf - 3 Years After Katrina" issue of the Oxford American Magazine was held. There was another party for the OxAm Mag last night, at Tipitina's.

1 comment:

K. said...

Great pic of Bobby Lee!

T. and I are having a great time in NYC. One of these days, we'll be in the same city at the same time as you.