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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Etched In My Memory ~ New Orleans

 

Almost one year later, the worst man$made disaster on American soil in modern American history, of a Metropolitan American City. The most horrific natural siege upon a wide swath of the American Gulf Coast. Traumatic loss of life, property, and prosperity.

A heart wrenching exodus of hundreds of thousands of citizens. An awful exhibit of American corporate greed and the defining moment that floated an entangled red reel of government tape out to a horrified national and global audience of sympathizing neighbors.

Fear, anger, sorrow and death. The alarming first one second shock, in a one second pan of suffering victims, a hundred thousand times over. The lost babies, the little children, the teens, the elderly, the women, the men and their beloved pets.

The miles and miles of water where land should've been. The sea of sludge where neighborhoods were. Manifestations of peculiar mixed-action behavior by the entire administration, the homeland security federal emergency management agency, the defense department and the Louisiana governing bodies.

Todays city has come a long way in a short 11 months, that seems like an eternity. An eternity to the living breathing dignified survivors, the yearning exiled, the patient trailer dwellers, the pioneering tent dwellers, the determined neighborhood rebels. A glorious testimony to sheer human stamina, to be part of, to belong, to thrive.


July 27, 2006 - The Times Picayune Leadership Speaks

July 27, 2006 - US News Wire Small Business Bridge Loans

July 27, 2006 Reuters Wise Old New Orleans

July 27, 2006 - The Independent Florida Alligator Lets Talk Trash

July 26, 2006 - KLFY Channel 10 Residents First

July 26, 2006 - The Times Picayune A Starting Point for Front Line Protection

July 26, 2006 - The Advocate Letter

July 25, 2006 - Bayou Buzz New Orleans Mayor Plans Chat

July 25, 2006 - US Newswire Volunteers Still Needed

July 25, 2006 - Prime Zone Home Grown ~ Home Made Hospitality

July 25,2006 - Your Hub.com Libraries Get Help

July 24, 2006 - The Daily Advertiser Art and Life in Louisiana Exhibit

July 23, 2006 - The Times Picayune Too Few Grave Diggers

July 21, 2006 - Kerry and Obama The Times Picayune
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