Bill Lavender's article on escaping from New Orleans is what did it. Pushed me over. Yesterday's email on the toxic pollution from EPA almost did it, but it was Lavender over at Ron's that most certainly made it unbearable. Fellow blogger Alison's plight doesn't help. I feel fortunate that my aunts and cousins are fine, that they didn't live on the coast, but are they really fine? Will the river and ocean and the surrounding areas ever be fine again? Hell, will the survivors ever be fine again?
Blogging about attic renovations, readings, babies, poems, all of it seems down right ridiculous. The more I hear, the more I learn about the short and long of Katrina, well, the more futile everything else seems.