Once again, the paper of record comes through with a series on what’s up with New Orleans. It, of course, covers it better than I ever could with a blog and demonstrates the power of excellent journalism.
What I love about this first article is its clear illustration of the combination of hope/despair which we encountered on our rebuild work. As quoted in the article:
“The selection process has been Darwinian, with a combination of drive, tenacity, luck and savings seeing the neo-colonizers through. New Sheetrock glimpsed through a window, often as not, was bought with scraped-together savings.”