Thoughts on Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and having a brand new baby boy
Monday, June 04, 2007
Look Out, New Orleans
Several seniors from my school are in New Orleans this week. They have tons of things planned (some were suggestions from yours truly) including a riverboat dinner and jazz cruise and a ghost tour. They even have plans to spend a day working for Habitat for Humanity. I know they will have a good time, but I hope they see how little has been done still and pass that message on.
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.