There are a million good reasons not to post about what has happened, is happening, and is yet to happen to the City of New Orleans. I’m not from around there, it’s easy to pontificate, and how dare any of us do so from abroad. So, not that. Just two things. One, I think that there is a generation of people who thought that their times were to be defined by what happened in New York on September 11 who are about to find out, or already realise, that their times are actually going to be defined by this. It’s impossible to believe that the ramifications of this even won’t change everything. Two, I’d point you to John Scalzi’s post on ‘being poor‘ – it explains itself.