Not much to report. I hung out with Mandy a bit last night and watched part of Spike Lee's Hurricane Katrina documentary (When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts) until it became too depressing and we had to switch over to Nanny 911 (I've come to be a much bigger fan of mindless, comfortable television in recent weeks, but yes, I do intend to eventually watch the remainder of the New Orleans documentary because it seemed to be extremely well done). One interesting part of the documentary, and something I had not heard before, was the assertion of some New Orleans residents that the levees which were supposed to protect the ninth ward and some of the other poorer sections of the city were intentionally destroyed with dynamite in order to divert floodwaters and protect the French Quarter, The Garden District, and some of the other wealthier sections of the city. Speculation along these lines is fueled by the fact that the city has done this sort of thing before, intentionally flooding poorer sections of the city in order to save wealthier sections back when the Mississippi broke its banks and flooded the city in 1927. That history, coupled with the fact that a number of residents claim to have heard loud explosions at the times that the levees gave way, have combined to create a sort of conspiracy in which the government sacrificed the poorer, mostly minority areas of the city in order to save wealthier parts of town. I really, really hope that these rumors are completely unfounded.
Anyway, Camille's now back in Boston. We miss her. Kellie's back in Seattle. We miss her, too.
Hope everyone is doing ok.