A memo from the editor
Yeah, it's been a while since the last post; but rest assured I am working on a rather large one. It's been about a year and a half in the making; so I decided to drop everything else here and get it done, since I have several more to tackle. It should be up by this weekend.
And by the way, I've been meaning to mention this. . . . I go into New Orleans every few weeks; and I've got to tell you that the city needs visitors, you know, tourists, coming in, spreading the green around, staying in the hotels and guest houses, eating the food, drinking the potables, hearing the local bands, some of whom are still commuting in to make their gigs! It's great to support the cause(s) from a distance; but please do what you can to make the trip down and see for yourself what's going on. There's still plenty of enjoyment to be had, although some of the sites to be seen are sobering, if you want to go there. I've been in the French Quarter some days and found it still almost as eerily deserted as it was two months after Katrina. Ditto for the establishments up and down Magazine Street. The city cannot recover and rebuild without one of its most vital industries, tourism, coming back. So, please, give the place some face time - soon. Or your once and future favorite spots might not be there anymore; and the hurricanes will have won.