My staff and I are hunkered down, broadcasting as long as the power stays on and/or the gas in the generator runs out and I'm taking this time to clear my thoughts:
New Orleans is my home. I grew into a man in this city. I was away for awhile and sometimes when you are away...well you forget how special a place can be. For all of the problems in this wonderful maddening city, one thing has never changed...the character of the city, the people and yes the actual structures that have been here for over 150 years. Tonight those things are still here...tomorrow they probably will not be. Most of the people have left the city, which is a great thing because come Monday, New Orleans will not be the same city it is right now.
Yes Im feeling frightened because the storm that is on the way will devastate one of the greatest cities in the world and I will miss it. Katrina please go somewhere else.
Will write later during the storm if possible.