If I don't write about it, I might implode.
|I've been working on a "How I Survived Katrina" piece since forever, it seems. Life just keeps getting in the way, causing me to take longer and longer to finish the piece. Before I actually write that particular bit of non-fiction, though, I decided to sort of map out my journey with a timeline. I'm sure it's that decision that's slowing me down, too, in finishing the "How I Survived..." piece.
In the meanwhile, here is "Forty Things" [13+], if interested.
On the homefront, a report was released, yesterday, stating that New Orleans is still missing about 57% of its pre-Katrina population. Some city officials were upset about the report because some of the funding that the city receives is based upon the city's population. So with the city's population smaller than expected, it could possibly mean a cut in certain funds.
I can understand why that would upset city officials, but not why they appeared so shocked by the report. With parts of the city still looking like they'd been bombed, and with the lack of truly affordable housing, it's of no wonder that the city is still missing over half of its population. And for some of us who were able to venture back, it's not quite a picnic, either. Hopefully, within a year or so, it will be, once again. Hopefully...