Author Archives: Brett Will Taylor

About Brett Will Taylor

Brett Will Taylor is a southern storyteller whose previous column, Love NOLA, appeared weekly on NolaVie. The Diving Board Chronicles are Will's occasional check-ins and observations from his indefinite road trip to indeterminate places west. Follow him @bwtshaman.

A Biloxi journey unknown

Brett Will Taylor, the game-day face. Photo credit: Jason Krupa

He'd been a cab driver for 42 years, he told me. A third-generation New Orleans Italian, born and raised in the 2200 block of Rampart. He'd just turned 60. "Just one more year and I'm done," he told ... Read More »

Does Facebook expand or contract your world?

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The other day, I opened Facebook to find a status update from a writer friend. In 244 words, she explained that she needed to convert we "friends" who were reading this update to "fans." She explained that she ... Read More »

Diving Board Chronicles: Top ten (initial) surprises from the road

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Funny 'dat.  Yesterday marked one month since all of my “stuff” went into storage and Tyra Banks, my 8 year-old Scottie, and I took off on an indefinite road trip to points west.  It feels like one year.   ... Read More »

Diving Board Chronicles: The 411

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 Former Love NOLA columnist Brett Will Taylor left New Orleans in November, 2013 for an indefinite road trip across the western United States.  We've asked him to check-in periodically with stories from his journey.  He's calling the new column The ... Read More »

Goodbye, New Orleans. I'm taking you with me.

Brett Will Taylor, the game-day face. Photo credit: Jason Krupa

To hear Brett WIll Taylor's goodbye to the city on WWNO public radio, click here. Two weeks ago, I was standing in one of my favorite places in the world: New York’s Penn Station.  Like the other half ... Read More »

Love NOLA: Farewell, my lovely

Brett Will Taylor, the game-day face. Photo credit: Jason Krupa

My dear New Orleans, So this is good-bye. 1,159 days ago, you called me here. I didn’t know why. I didn’t know you well, but I came anyway. There was something in your call that I trusted. That I knew. To ... Read More »

Love NOLA: Us, him, we?

Brett Will Taylor, the game-day face. Photo credit: Jason Krupa

His name is Will. I remember because that's my name. And because it's the only thing we have in common. I met Will the other day in Treme. He was slumped against an abandoned house on Ursulines. I'm ... Read More »

Love NOLA: You can love my family, but don't take my cookie

Brett Will Taylor, the game-day face. Photo credit: Jason Krupa

To hear Brett Will Taylor's take on Mary Rose on WWNO radio, click here. You know you’re in for a good flight when your seatmate is an 80-year-old, white-haired Louisiana native named Mary Rose. Mary Rose and I ... Read More »

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