Day: August 10, 2017

Reaching


A summerish picture. A picture that is about the good things in the summertime. Vibrant greens. A clear blue sky. Glowing light. Of course, this being Southeast Louisiana, wait about 30 minutes and the sky will turn gray. Storm clouds will form. And, heavy rain will fall. Sideways. I awoke this morning to a New Orleans Parish bulletin. Apparently during the night a power station caught fire. The city is already down 14 water pumps. Now, the rest of them are down west of the Industrial Canal. I’m not even sure where that is. Around here we say stuff like upriver, downriver, lake side, river side. Actually, I have a pretty good idea where that is. It’s the rest of the city from the Lower 9th Ward to Uptown. We are expecting a pretty big storm later today. The mayor is telling everyone to stay off the street. Orleans Parish schools are closed. Private schools are closed. Keep in mind, school started on Monday for most students. This reminds me of the Katrina year. Schools …