Aye, mates…in 2018 it’ll be 300 years that New Orleans has been on the map – and 10 years since the official start o’ NOLA Pyrate Week! Of course, we have many folks in tricorn hats (and perhaps a couple in bicorns) to thank for the fabulous city we love to call home – most o’ them Pyra…er…Privateers! … read on, mate!
What’s a Pyrate’s favourite beverage? RUM, obviously…but there be many a time when even Rum won’t do – and for those times, there’s COFFEE! Many similarities between the two, ye know – naturally darker colour, must come from the best ingredients, takes a skilled hand to make a great batch, stronger the longer it sits, mixing other things into it often tends to ruin the flavour (with a few exceptions), a good pick-ye-up in the morning (well, to be fair, someone else may have to pick ye up if yer full o’ Rum in the morning).… read on, mate!
“Take Photos, Tell Stories” – that’s the byline o’ Professional Photographer (and our crewmate) Robert ‘Quicksilver’ Warren – and he lives up to every word.The National Portrait Gallery displays only 1400 images. In 1930 it’s estimated one Billion photos were taken. Instagram users post more than 70 Million images per day!… read on, mate!
Water calms the Dragon’s fire. Water Dragons are able to see things from other points of view. They don’t have the need to always be right. Their decisions, if well-researched, are usually better since they allow others to become involved. Kung Hei Fat Choi / Gong Xi Fa Cai – it’s officially Chinese New Year!… read on, mate!
Avast me hearties – the next adventure is just over the horizon! NOLA Pyrate Week 2012 sails into New Orleans March 23 – April 1 for a gathering o’ Buccaneers, Corsairs, Privateers, Wenches, Doxies, Navvies, Land Lubbers, Musicians, Artisans…and anyone else in search o’ good food, good drink and good mates to share it with!… read on, mate!
Elegant and excellent was that Pyrate’s answer to the great Macedonian Alexander, who had taken him; the King asking him how he durst molest the seas so, he replied with a free spirit: “How darest thou molest the whole earth? But because I do it only with a little ship, I am called Brigand: thou doing it with a great navy art called Emperor.” (St.… read on, mate!