Save Who You Can

Today is the twelfth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the devastation left in New Orleans as a result of the failure of our levee system. I can’t think of a better way to honor those that died than to give to those in Texas who are going through a similar experience with Hurricane Harvey. First Draft was a tireless cheerleader for New Orleans recovery in the months after Katrina. Peter Athas, one of the FD bloggers, was doing his own thing on his personal blog during that time. I can vouch for these people. Your donation will get to the … Continue reading Save Who You Can

NaBloPoMo: Hurricane Sandy

On a whim and at the last minute I’ve decided to attempt NaBloPoMo. Why? I have no idea, really. I say, why not? All I can do is try but, trust me, if I don’t accomplish this goal I won’t beat myself up over it. A goal does not have to be achieved to be of value; the attempt and the process is what’s key. I began blogging seven years ago this month. My first blog was named “Traveling Mermaid” and I began it as a direct result of living in post-Katrina New Orleans. I had never heard of a … Continue reading NaBloPoMo: Hurricane Sandy


When the water came crashing through windows it wasn’t lovely or artistic, it was raw and dirty and filled with the last words screamed by lonely old ladies in wheelchairs who were found six days later in the room where they drowned. _____________________________________- I never know when the memories of the storm (Hurricane Katrina) and the flood and the victims will grab my gut. It did just now when I saw this photo and read about the artist who created it “to mimic a frothy flood of water rushing into a room”. And this was my reaction.  This was a … Continue reading Perspective