Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I'm still not feeling completely up to snuff. Achy, tired, death warmed over, out of sorts, you know. Kinda like...

...your basic ham on Chanukah.

And yeah, I've failed somebody too, recently. Don't ask. I'm just gonna look to my cats for solace, I guess. And keep apologizing profusely.

Other possible warm fuzzymakers: Seeing Lee Zurik bring the NOAH fiasco to WWL-TV last night. Karen has been working her tail off on this. Show her some love and help her follow the money that ought to have been used for gutting and remediation, not neglect and demolition. Keep at this story, Mr Zurik. Please.

Rising Tide III has another stellar graphic from Greg Peters :

...a new venue, the Zeitgeist theater at 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, and (drumroll please)...

John Barry, author of Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America, will be keynote speaker at the third annual Rising Tide Conference sponsored by the NOLA Bloggers, a community of writers, citizen journalists and on-line advocates for the rebirth of New Orleans.

Barry is the prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author whose books have won more than twenty awards. In 2005 the National Academy of Sciences named The Great Influenza, a study of the 1918 pandemic, the year’s outstanding book on science or medicine, and the Center for Biodefense and Emerging Pathogens gave Barry its 2005 “September Eleventh Award.” Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America, won the 1998 Francis Parkman Prize of the Society of American Historians for the year’s best book of American history.

Y'all come. $20 registration fee. Check here for more details and a PayPal button for easy registration, coming very soon.

And, at the end of this week...

Off to collapse some more...

2 comments:

Charlotte said...

Oh honey, meet the queen of apologies! My advice to you is just don't make so many f-ups that your apologies fall on deaf ears after a while.

Karen should be nominated for sainthood. Truly.

Hang in there and I hope you get to feeling better soon. We need to do coffee one day.

virgotex said...

hang in there, kiddo