Thoughts on Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and having a brand new baby boy
Friday, August 10, 2007
Rising Tide 2?
I will be in New Orleans in a couple of weeks. It seems that I am now committed to coming down at the end of August for the rest of my life. But I haven't yet decided if I am going to be part of the blogging conference. I haven't gotten down there as much as I would have liked this year. I feel a little out of touch. Maybe reconnecting will be what I need.
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.