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Hello? Is this Polimom?

Five years sounds like a blink of an eye to me most of the time… but the days following Katrina, and the chaos and emotion that lived on this blog then, seem much longer ago than that. Is it really only five years? Amazing to me that this date nearly slipped by without my realizing [...]

The waiting…

Pretty quiet, they’re saying, all along the coast tonight. Nearly 2 million people evacuated (incredible!). And now it’s the big wait… I can’t help thinking, though, that this looks a lot different from three years ago. I sure hope so. This entire exercise — another hurricane roaring into Louisiana… me watching from my safe perch [...]

Let it go…

They were extraordinary times, extraordinary circumstances, and extraordinary people. Now it’s time to let it go. It’s over. Move on.

Nagin does it again

The Washington Post reports that C. Ray has run on at the mouth again: New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin has suggested that the slow recovery and rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina — which has prevented many black former residents from returning — is part of a plan to change the racial makeup [...]

Solomon carved up the baby; of course, it died…

New Orleans’ Times-Picayune concluded its 3-part Special Report, Last Chance, on the disappearing Louisiana Coast today — a bleak, in-depth look at the hows and whys of the lost wetlands, and what has to happen if there’s any hope of saving this part of the state. The series included graphics, pdfs, reports, and multimedia, including [...]