Thoughts on Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and having a brand new baby boy
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Air Force Rules
After realizing their mistake in New Jersey by dropping a flare into the pine barrens and causing a massive fire, the Air Force has offered to compensate those who were effected by this. Contrast this to the Army's acceptance of responsibility to the people of New Orleans. The difference, as far as I can see, is that what the Air Force did was an accident.
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.