Wednesday, August 27, 2008

One Week Into Curbing It

Neighbor Mischa Gets Ready Tuesday Night...Finally Our First Pick-Up Was Last Tuesday Automated But Still a Body is Needed
Does it bother anyone else that the recycle truck comes down your street twice each pick-up day? How green is this?

P.S. Those blue cans will be picked up every week. So get ta curbin.' And since the cans have to be clean how much water will we use to recycle? It's not bad if you are recycling your gray water. It ain't easy being green.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Picture of the Day

Originally uploaded by trudeau.
Thank you to Talbot from Trudeau for letting us use Absodogly as our Picture of the Day .

We know your household is buzzing with prep for the Clyde Connell Show at artspace in September.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Time is Running Out

Stock Up
Last day for the Shreveport Farmers' Market is August 30.

Make it an earth-friendly weekend by shopping there tomorrow and then hitting the Everything Green Expo at the Shreveport Convention Center.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Keep Shreveport Wild!!!!!!!!!!!

Eat local! Eat local! Eat local! The Shreveport Times reports a seafood restaurant is closing in Highland.

Big D's Bar-B-Que at 101 N. Common Street in downtown is alive and well. Dine there today!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Handles Go Towards the House

Cool video from The Shreveport Times on the new blue recycling bins. Highlanders get to put those containers to work tomorrow. The big questions are can you keep folks from parking in front of your bin? And will the automated truck plan work?

Friday, August 15, 2008

Picture of the Day

Lake Bistineau State Park

Memorial Day Weekend

Camper spaces all full;

temp 93; humidity 85.

We hook up utilities,

hang a hammock,

turn on the AC.

I choose to sweat

outside in the shade

within earshot

of kids playing catch;

Randy Travis whining.

You nap in the RV.

Remind me again: How

is this better than

a weekend at home?

Becky HaiglerThank you Becky Haigler for creating our first written Picture of the Day. We're always looking for art that is about SB Land. Submit yours and help us record the mythology of Northwest Louisiana.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Haynesville Shale in Highland

Haynesville Shale in Highland Sidewalk
The meeting Wednesday night is in the church sanctuary. HRA's blog has the scoop. Invite a neighbor. There are plenty of pews in that big ol church. It seats over 500.

Also, you might get on the telly. The BBC is in town doing a story on the Haynesville Shale and they might make it by the meeting.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Buy Art This Saturday

Alice Cody Self-Portrait
What are you doing with all your Haynesville Shale money? You should be collecting the art of the local artists. One of the coolest things about living in Houston were all the folks collecting work by artists in that area. And also nifty were the stories the local media did on the collectors and the artists they collected. Here's a recent story about a San Antonio law firm and its collection of affordable art from that area.

This Saturday you have a chance to see some of the funkiest art being produced in our region. It's the third month for the Art-La-Tex Art/Show Market. The name has been evolving but the location is the same. Already this local effort has been covered by Red River Radio and Louisiana Road Trips Magazine.

Grass roots artists' markets like this one started by Ralph Cody can be found all over the world. Melbourne's Rose St. Artists' Market. Austin has a market. In New Orleans you'll find Bywater Art Market.

Saturday August 9 (and every second Saturday of the month)
10 AM – 6 PM
600 Common Street
Free to artists and the public. Artists need to bring their own displays.
Ralph Cody 318 458-5064 or

Monday, August 4, 2008

Highland Bikers

Sidewalk Riding
All of these riders were captured in less than an hour on Friday afternoon.
Wrong Way One Way
It wasn't a good weekend for cyclists in Shreveport. Saturday evening one was struck by a car on Youree Drive.
North Bound on Creswell

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Picture of the Day a video from from Christoball.

Flickr now has a video feature for short films. Make a shorty and let us feature it as a Picture of the Day. We also like short fiction, non fiction, poems or other types of creativeness that tell us about life in SB Land. Can't pay you but you do get a lovely publishing credit to put on the resume.