Metropolitan Human Services District http://wwno.org en Love NOLA: One Step Forward In Mental Illness http://wwno.org/post/love-nola-one-step-forward-mental-illness <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">My, how we love our characters in New Orleans. Which is a good thing.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Locals still talk about Ruthie the Duck Girl, even though she died in 2008. In my neighborhood of </span>Tremé<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, we have a tall man with a scraggly beard who pushes a grocery cart around, having random conversations with a street corner. Or an empty can.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 21:26:13 +0000 Brett Will Taylor 35555 at http://wwno.org