Tuesday, July 29, 2008

UPDATE: MRS G


Wow. Intense 3 weeks since I last posted.

Mrs. G's FEMA trailer burned down as she was finally moving out and into her rebuilt house.




To read Mrs. G's story:


Mrs. G's beloved dog Jazz, the only being who has consistently protected her and stayed faithfully by her since she moved into this trailer - was burned alive in her FEMA trailer. Mrs. G had to listen to her beloved companions cries as she died. Now she has to wait 2 weeks before FEMA can take the burnt shell of the trailer, reeking of chemicals and death - sitting at her front door.


Lately in my life... the gasket went on my engine last week, my mechanic baled on me and took off with a down payment I had given him for other maintenance work that needed to be done, and for the grande finale... tadaah! Yesterday the transmission gear shifter went on my old wagon. My auto trifecta.

I have stopped street work. I am still photographing and archiving.

Peace.
your planetary sister
p.s. Ms.Elizabeth, by all accounts was last seen in the Quarter 2 weeks ago.

SAME AS IT EVER WAS... LOWER 9TH ST CLAUDE 'BUSINESS' DISTRICT

POST KATRINA NEW ORLEANS -- JULY 2008:


One only need drive around and pay attention to see where brand New Orlean$ and the politicos have decided that a community is viable enough to invest in. Weirdly, it seems like in post-Katrina New Orleans, recovery monies are flowing into communities that have enough personal wealth and did not suffer flood damage -- whilst neighborhoods that suffered the greatest flood damage still wait for assistance. It is my opinion that if it wasn't for the volunteers, non-profits, religious groups, and the grit and determination of the locals, the areas which suffered the greatest from post-Katrina/Rita flood damage wouldn't look as "good" as they do right now.







related postings:


HAVE YOU BEEN MISSING A NEW ORLEANS MISSISSIPPI RIVER SUNSET?


enjoy.



Photo's taken on the Mississippi river right before the oil spill. New Orleans - July 08

PLANETARY REALITY CHECK:



"They must be rolling in money, giving out charity like that..."

DIALOGUE: The Lady Detectives -BBC7


RANDOM SHOTS - NEW ORLEANS JULY 2008




music:
Whos Gonna Save My Soul
- Gnarly Barkley




One Love.