Like most people, I have been following the news about Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. I've been avoiding television, preferring to check news sites online. This is the worst natural disaster I can recall happening in North America in my lifetime, with the possible exception of the Mexico City earthquake 20 years ago. It's a dreadful situation for those who have lost relatives, homes and jobs. New Orleans was such an unusual, unique city that if it is not rebuilt, it will enter the realm of myth. I never visited New Orleans, but would have liked to go there to check out the jazz clubs and restaurants and soak up the ambience. Perhaps I will be able to do that someday.
It feels like autumn here the past couple of days. I don't mind it being a little cooler, but I hope we get an Indian summer.