Thursday, January 12, 2006

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Blogger tommyspoon said...

Amen to all of that.

Keep your chin up whilst you climb, Joe.

And have yourself a bowl of some of that crawfish etouffe you like so much!

7:03 AM, January 13, 2006  
Anonymous oddangel said...

Thanks so much for stressing the "us" part. I agree 100%.

I was actually thinking something along those lines last night when I went to a new restaurant in town called Roux. As you can tell by the name, the menu is very Lousiana-focused and includes things like crawfish pie and beignets. But I was thinking as I looked at all the folks indulging themselves--"You can't just benefit from that culture and not give anything back. I hope you're doing something to help out."

5:45 PM, January 13, 2006  
Anonymous teacherrefpoet said...

As you know, I've blogged a lot about "us" and "them" and my refusal to, as much as possible, allow myself such a distinction. But it's easy to be shocked by similarities--an "oh my God, this is happening to people just like me."

I think that the underclass made the news in good part because they were the majority of the people left behind...and it was easy to assume that the property damage was theirs as well. Even a split-second of thought tells me that this isn't true, but I didn't have that split second of thought until you brought it up.

You are the biggest stud in my world this week. I who you are, I respect what you're doing, and I respect that you're blogging about it. I look forward to more of these.

12:09 AM, January 14, 2006  

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