Monday, March 24, 2008

It's the morning after the day before, Easter parades, that is. We all walked through the French Quarter and along the Garden District to watch Easter finery in two parades, one featuring white convertibles and the other a small marching band and mule-driven carts. Both featured beads and bunnies thrown to the admiring throngs. My favorite moments came, though, when we walked atop the levee along the great Mississippi River, passed the Natchez steamboat complete with a calliope concert. Click the PLAY button!

New Orleans is a city of joy and celebration, hope and mystery, a love of life, yet a history of hidden lives. Now, post-Katrina, fearsome challenges remain that call for a community dialogue that stretches throughout the city and across our country.

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