Thoughts on Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and having a brand new baby boy
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
What happened in Blacksburg is horrifying. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire community there as they try to heal. As a teacher on an open campus, the thought that a tragedy of this sort could occur is frightening. We have a plan in place because our campus is so open. While I don't think any of the students at my school are capable of this sort of thing, it's not necessarily them I am worried about. The shootings at Virginia Tech may have repercussions across our country. What price can you put on the safety of our children?
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.