Thursday, January 19, 2006

Respite

Southeastern Louisiana is not all turmoil and devastation. Egrets and herons still stalk the bayous, and chickadees and warblers still flit among the cypress and palmettos.

I'm headed out of town to visit family and take a look at an employment opportunity, and I'm returning Saturday to a stack of papers to grade and a Sunday presentation on Ignatian spirituality for our church adult education class, a church luncheon, and the annual meeting.

So it will be a few days before I pick up my New Orleans series again. If you haven't read it, I hope you'll look back at my week's writing. I'm not participating in NOLA rebuilding, but I'm trying to do what I can by sharing the story as I witnessed it. Please share a comment if any of the entries makes an impact on you.

And a minor update: my daughter seem energized by her first week at Tulane. She's thrilled that her urban sociology class will offer her a chance to do fieldwork in the neighborhoods of her new city along with opportunities for service learning with local agencies. I'm thinking she's doing just fine.

13 comments:

MarianN said...

Wonderful news about your daughter. It is very interesting reading and seeing about your experience in NOLA. Have a wonderful weekend.

tess said...

Your daughter's energy is welcomed good news.
Have a safe and wonderful trip.
Hope the employment opportunity is fruitful for you!

Stacy said...

I'll be interested in hearing about the potential job opportunity when you return. Your daughter sounds as if she is doing very well and will have some unique opportunies in NOLA.

Carol said...

Glad to hear of your daughter's adjustment to school and I hope that it continues. Safe travels. Do you care to share about the potential job opportunity?
Your ability to combine beautiful photos with appropriate words continues to inspire me.

Cynthia said...

Robin, this has been fascinating.

betty said...

The best part of this entry was hearing about your daughter and her energy and enthusiasm for the tasks and education ahead!

I've "enjoyed" reading about your trip. With sorrow, with reminders, but so necessary so I'm looking forward to reading more about it when you return

betty

Lisa :-] said...

Bonne Chance on the employment opportunity. We have been enjoying your NOLA series and are looking forward to more.

Lisa C. said...

Your writing is very eloquent, Robin. Your attention to detail is fabulous... you'd make a great reporter!!

alphawoman said...

I've been away and I will work my way down your series. So glad that your daughter is happy.

emmapeelDallas said...

I love this photo, and I'm happy to hear that your daughter is doing well. Also, I'm looking forward to hearing the rest of what you have to say about NOLA.

Judi

Paul said...

I passed up an opportunity to visit NO 2 years ago, so I'll never see it the way it was. Thanks for showing what is. Love the egret.

Waterfall said...

Hi, thanks for signing my blog. Where in SE Louisiana are you from? I'm from Plaquemine (Iberville Parish).

Anonymous said...

I look forward to getting to the rest of your NOLA series!
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