I have some stuff I've been wanting to post here, but the ongoing story in New Orleans makes me realize that it can wait. Not that I have anything to add to the general chatter about the subject -- I haven't been to the city in years and years, having spent most of my Louisiana time in Cajun country in and around Eunice.
Still it's worth taking a moment to read this remarkable article explaining why New Orleans will -- indeed, must -- rise again. It's essential reading, as is Frank Rich's column in the Times today. So go read these things now. I'll still be here next week.