For the past few weeks, I’ve been writing very irregularly, and blaming it on my flaky Internet connection. It was true: if I felt like writing, I’d look at the lights on the cable modem, and if the connection was down, I’d simply give up. But late last week, I changed out the cable modem, so now I have no excuse.
Friday was the calm after the storm at work, having gotten a proposal out the door the night before, so I went home early and watched the tube. The History Channel was showing a series of documentaries about New Orleans and its flood control system on the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
It was perhaps ironic that they were showing us about the levees as Hurricane Gustav is now churning through the Gulf of Mexico and, like Katrina three years ago, is taking aim at New Orleans. At least this time, the city seems to be taking it seriously, with plans underway for a massive evacuation.