Thoughts on Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and having a brand new baby boy
Friday, July 25, 2008
Make your plans now
To be in Bowers, PA for the 13th Annual Chile Pepper Food Festival. I am running out of last year's supply of salsa and hot sauce. My favorite right now is from Jeff's Chile Spot in Downingtown, PA. Fat Sam's Sassy Chipotle Salsa - a little smoky, a little hot, and a ton of flavor.
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.