Thoughts on Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and having a brand new baby boy
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
I received yet another email from neworleansonline.com. Sponsored by Harrah's. Is everyone down there ok? I am beginning to feel like we are more like the tsunami ravaged countries than part of the United States. Sweep the ugliness under the rug or run it to the edge of town, we got tourists coming, dammit! I know that used to be the way things were, but shouldn't people see New Orleans, warts and all? How else are they going to know they HAVE to help?
I grew up in Metairie, LA and lived in actual New Orleans for 12 years. The day that I turned 30, I moved to New Jersey and then to Easton, PA 4 years ago. As luck would have it, I was in New Orleans when Katrina approached and evacuated to Jackson, MS. Other than that, I am a Latin and history teacher at a small, independent school in NJ. I miss New Orleans a lot, think about it all the time, and try to go there whenever the work schedule allows.