I am sitting in a hotel room, in Covington Louisiana, practicing my Italian. Mostly. I’m also looking at a few pictures I took today. I love this part of the world. It is a step back in time, a breath of fresh air. A place where you can live while the country implodes around you. You can seek out the sounds and smells of the lake and the rivers; Spanish moss hangs from Live Oaks centuries old. I love Mandeville, Covington, Abita Springs. Not in a spring break, let’s go drinking in New Orleans Way. I’m pretty lucky to be working here right now. Oh yes, I’m working on a Tom Hardy movie, which depicts a part of Al Capone’s life that many people are not familiar with. It’s pretty fascinating. And. Period Costumes! Period Hair!! I’m dizzy with contentment.