A Little of This, A Little of That

Interestingly, after a brief dip in activity, I'm finding myself rejuvenated on Twitter, partly driven by my increased activity on Google+ where engagement is much higher and more substantial. Twitter surfaces the interesting content, while Google+ offers a platform to have real conversations. Facebook, meanwhile, is about 3-6 months from being completely dead to me, regardless of who continues to use it.

Review: Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers My rating: 5 of 5 stars In ZEITOUN, Dave Eggers does an excellent job of weaving Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun's compelling backstories and Katrina experiences together, shaded by post-9/11 xenophobia, and delivers a powerful documentary of what will most likely be looked back upon by history as one of this country's … Continue reading Review: Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

"If we were lucky, we would have died."

Council president lashes outAn outraged New Orleans City Council President Oliver Thomas blasted the city of Baton Rouge and other Louisiana communities for what he called refusing to take in refugees from the devastated city."They don't want them," Thomas said, after bursting into the press room at the Emergency Operations Center in Baton Rouge."They have … Continue reading "If we were lucky, we would have died."

Mayor to feds: ‘Get off your asses’

From the transcript of WWL correspondent Garland Robinette's interview with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on Thursday night. WWL: ...apparently there's a section of our citizenry out there that thinks because of a law that says the federal government can't come in unless requested by the proper people, that everything that's going on to this … Continue reading Mayor to feds: ‘Get off your asses’

"They are spinning and people are dying."

New Orleans mayor lashes out at feds ...In the radio interview, [Mayor Ray] Nagin's frustration was palpable. "I've been out there man. I flew in these helicopters, been in the crowds talking to people crying, don't know where their relatives are. I've done it all man, and I'll tell you man, I keep hearing that … Continue reading "They are spinning and people are dying."