News media are comparing Hurricane Irene to Hurricane Katrina in ways that allow us to forget that Hurricane Katrina was a humanmade disaster, but in one way, these events are similar – prisoner evacuation. New Orleans officials chose not to evacuate 7,000 inmates, some of whom were trapped […]
This is the fourth post in a mult-part series on The Magic of New Orleans. Part I: Bon Jovi and Cats; Part 2: Saturday Night on Frenchmen; Part 3: Remarkable People. Los Angeles freeways are jammed with pricey European sports cars alongside beat-up compacts from the 1980s and the latest in […]
There is no way to do justice to “the people” of New Orleans in a blog post, a book, or even a thousand books, and that is not my goal here. Instead, I will introduce a few of the people I have come to love while living and working part of each year in New Orleans since Katrina.
This is the second post in a mult-part series on New Orleans. Part I: The Magic of New Orleans: Bon Jovi and Cats No place is more entertaining on a Saturday night than the three block stretch of Frenchmen Street that boasts the best live music New […]
New Orleans is an amazing city. I had avoided the city before Katrina, despite several road trips that took me through the South. Given my Christian upbringing, I thought of the Crescent City as a sinful place to be avoided, an aversion that lasted longer than my religion. […]
FEMA made mistakes in doling out cash to some Katrina victims, and now the agency is trying to get this money back nearly six years after the storm. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/01/fema-to-demand-that-hurri_n_869584.html
Two things jump out about the Red River incident. First, it fits with a startling statistic that 70% of black children have no or low swimming ability — nearly twice the number of white children. Secondly, nobody is hailing the six teens who lost their lives trying to save their friend/cousin as heros, despite the fact that they jumped in after Warner, risking their lives to save his.