Last week, if you would have asked 10 people about the first thing that comes to mind when mentioning the city New Orleans, you may have gotten 10 different answers. Some may have said jazz, others may have said Mardi Gras, others Bourbon Street, and others may have said the Saints. For me, the answer would have been easy- food and possibly competing the with SF as the best cuisine in the country. That was last week. This morning, I think most people's thoughts are on the people whose lives have been torn apart in New Orleans, Gulfport, Biloxi, Mobile and other towns in the region.
As I write this, I am hearing that 80% of New Orleans is underwater, some under 20 ft of water. In times likes this, it makes you grateful for the many things that we take for granted everyday. My thoughts go out to all affected by this monster storm and wish you the best as you attempt to rebuild your cities and your lives.