Thoughts on Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and having a brand new baby boy
Friday, February 29, 2008
Happy Birthday, Dad!
Though my father passed away in 1991, I still think about him a lot especially with our baby on the way. My wife and I have agreed to name him after my dad, and I have been having more and more dreams that include my dad. He would have been 70 yesterday.
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.