Fading scars

First responders splinter locked front doors with sledge hammers while searching for survivors, but find more victims instead. Wooden jambs swollen from filthy flood waters keep out rescuers more efficiently than steel bolts dissuade looters. Going house to house, the quiet is ominous. Where sounds of laughing children and barking dogs were once block music, … Continue reading Fading scars

Calm before the storm

So... there is this Tropical Storm brewing out in the Gulf, and if you can believe the NOAA predictions, it's supposed to intensify into a hurricane sometime late, late Sunday night or very early Monday morning. Tracing the little black dots on the NOAA tracking map, Hurricane Isaac should be knocking on my backdoor sometime … Continue reading Calm before the storm