Hmm. Maybe 'Big Easy' isn't so easy after all. Sorry to hear you lost yours Jeff. Did you check to make sure there were no roots left? I've had decent luck with root cuttings. They just get to a certain point and stop growing.
Where do we go when we just don't know,
And how do we relight the flame when it's cold?
Why do we dream when our thoughts mean nothing,
And when will we learn to control?