Thoughts on Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and having a brand new baby boy
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
I have read this article from Common Ground (albeit with only one eye), and you should, too. Though he doesn't get everything about the city exactly right, he seems to know what he's talking about. I think the historical perspective is interesting. I know the work the NOLA bloggers do is exactly the work needed. Political systems are resistant to change. We must force them to by action and accountability. I believe the questions that Mr. Campanella brings up are worth asking and answering for anyone who cares about New Orleans. Thank you, Mr. Campanella, for writing this.
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.