Ignatius J. Reilly Canal Street New Orleans

a photo of the Ignatius J Reilly statue on Canal Street in New Orleans

Ginny O’Brien died one week after I was invited not to return to the Wisconsin State Journal in June 2015, so I never got to write a proper appreciation.

I thought about Ginny earlier this month when my wife and I walked from our hotel on Canal Street in New Orleans a few blocks to the Mississippi River, where a large riverboat was docked.

Po Boy Festival 1

Po-Boy Festival reveler. Photo by Jeanan Yasiri Moe.