Sunday, September 04, 2005
I just love that Cuba and Afghanistan have offered disaster aid.
Wake up to the world, America, wake up to yourself.
I've just heard from one of the brightest and best of the younger generation, my husband's neice, Lauren Ristvet, back from 6 years in Europe, now teaching at Georga State in Atlanta. She said, "I can only hope that the outrageous events of the last week, which have laid bare so many ugly facts about race and class in this country, will serve as a loud wake-up call to people in my generation."
See also Anne Rice's editorial in the New York Times on Sunday:
I know that New Orleans will win its fight in the end. I was born in the city and lived there for many years. It shaped who and what I am. Never have I experienced a place where people knew more about love, about family, about loyalty and about getting along than the people of New Orleans. It is perhaps their very gentleness that gives them their endurance.
Don't you know me I'm your native son,
I'm the train they call The City of New Orleans,
I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done.
Steve Goodman, City of New Orleans
A picture I took in the French Quarter (St. Ann Street) when we visited just three weeks ago.
St. Ann Street, August 17th, 2005.
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