Thoughts on Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and having a brand new baby boy
Monday, March 24, 2008
I quit my job to be a stay at home dad. At least for this summer. And for the first weekend of JazzFest. And in July at my 20 year high school reunion. And for the week in May when the three of us go on vacation. And for the week in August with the grandmas when we go to the Outer Banks. But first he needs to get here.
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.