This Young Girl Shows How to Peel and Eat Crawfish with One Hand

April 21, 2019

Niyah Jean hasn’t let having the use of only one hand slow her down – especially when it comes to eating crawfish! Her left arm and hand have been paralyzed since birth due to a birth injury from a forceps delivery known as obstetric brachial plexus palsy. This condition affects approximately 1.5 out of every […]

Truth, Technology, and Fun: New Orleans’s Public Libraries

September 1, 2018

My interest in libraries dimmed with time. They were a place for me to grab some books and return them (often with steep fines). With Netflix, Spotify and Amazon, especially its Kindle Unlimited service available to me, libraries seemed to be obsolete. And like any self-centered person, I assumed if they were obsolete for me, they would soon be obsolete for everyone else as well. The reality is otherwise, and for me, quite surprising.

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