I debated a lot about whether I should write something today, on the two-year anniversary of Katrina. I felt like I ought to, but my initial efforts yielded two paragraphs that sounded kind of hopeless and bitter, and I decided to give the whole thing up as a bad job.
Then this morning I read […]
Since Katrina, red-tailed hawks have been moving to New Orleans and calling it home, apparently in response to the increase in their prey. Rats discovered early on that sections of the city were mostly deserted and full of food (past its prime, admittedly, but the rats didn’t seem to be bothered). As the cleanup progressed, […]
The Road Home Program has finally acknowledged my parents’ existence. For those outside the area, I’m referring to the Louisiana recovery program designed to assist homeowners impacted by Hurricane Katrina. The program gives affected owners grants for rebuilding or a buyout option if you don’t want to own another home here (for those leaving […]
I’ve been meaning to update for quite a while now. I had intended to write at the 1-year anniversary, but it was just too depressing; I hadn’t expected it to bother me, but the news went on about it so much for that whole week that it did stir up a lot of unpleasant memories. […]
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