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December 2007



New Orleans Food Blogging

Another good day of eating in New Orleans… Lunch was at Mother’s Restaurant — a little hole-in-the-wall that’s been around since 1938. Stand in line to order your food and then find a table. Great food, fresh ingredients — really popular. I had a Grilled Shrimp Po’ Boy and Jerry’s Jambalaya. Each year, Mother’s serves […]

Drug Policy Conference – Friday afternoon.

“bullet” I just finished the Elevator Arguments workshop I conducted with David Guard and Doug McVay, and I thought it went very well. Lots of enthusiastic participation with a good range of people. What a blast! Thanks to everyone who came. “bullet” I haven’t blogged yet about the plenary session this noon: Black America: The […]

Drug Policy Conference – Friday morning

Workshop: Building Momentum in Congress Aaron Houston (MPP), Kris Krane (SSDP), Jesslyn McCurdy (ACLU), Daniel Raymond (Harm REduction Coalition), Eric Sterling (Criminal Policy Justice Foundation), Nkechi Taifa (Open Society Institute), Sanho Tree (Institute for Policy Studies). Moderator: Bill Piper (DPA) I know many of these panelists (either online or in person), so I thought it […]

Drug Policy Conference – Thursday evening

One of the great things about the conference is that I get to see all these people who I know very well online, but hadn’t met yet in person. I got to meet jackl and several other members of the Drug WarRant community. Loretta Nall was there in her cowboy hat and it was a delight to chat with her. And, of course, a lot of those who I met last year — Daniel, Scott Morgan, David Guard, etc., etc.
Howard Woolridge’s wife arrived last night sporting a “Moms say pot should be legal. Ask me why” T-shirt to go along with Howard’s “Cops say drugs…” shirt.
Attended a fun workshop: Dream About a Reefer 50 Feet Long: 50 Years of Marijuana in Music by Dr. John Morgan — should actually have been titled 100 years of marijuana in music. He had video of all sorts of music that featured marijuana references from the early jazz music to rock, country, broadway, rap, and reggae. It was delightful.
I’ve asked Dr. Morgan to send me his song list. If I get it, I’ll share it with you.
Went to dinner at Emeril Lagasse’s NOLA Restaurant — a very special treat. The maštre d’ smiled at my marijuana button and the waitress said she loved my Dark Side of the Moon tie. Food was amazing. I had:

Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo
Grilled Pork Tenderloin
with Banana Whipped Sweet Potatoes,
Tamarind Glaze, Rapini and Green Chile Mole

Time to get ready for the next day’s activities.

Conference entries:

Thursday Morning – (Opening Plenary)
Thursday Noon – (Costa)
Thursday Evening – (Dream About a Reefer)
Friday morning – (Building Momentum in Congress)
Friday afternoon – (Elevator Arguments and other things)
New Orleans Food Blogging
Saturday Morning – (Europe)
Saturday Noon – (Stop Snitching)
Saturday Afternoon – (Beyond Prohibition)
Closing Plenary