New Orleans was a good trip, I had a lot of work to do, but I was only a couple of blocks from the wonders of the old city, the part of the city that survived, but still the city is in the shadow. The a five minute walk up the street and buildings are boarded up, stripped to their walls and floors and not yet rebuilt, and the people are forever changed, forever living in the shadow of the storm.
You never know what you are going to see on Bourbon Street. I watched one of the weenie wagons being pushed down the street car tracks on Canal Street, right in front of a Street Car, with the car starting and stopping, and starting and stopping. The guy pushing it must have been partying on his way to work. TR