"Some people got lost in the flood, some people got away alright." -- Randy Newman, "Louisiana 1927"
New Orleans is gone.
I left it behind me on Saturday, with my two kids in the backseat, the soundtrack to Shrek
on the CD player. My wife, a pediatrician, was on call for the weekend and stayed behind.
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Michael Tisserand is editor of Gambit Weekly. He is currently living in Carencro, La., at the home of Scott Jordan, the editor of Lafayette's Independent Weekly. He can be reached at email@example.com.