Oh, and That Other Anniversary

September 11. It kind of fades into the background when you are facing a greater disaster staring you in the face. And George won’t be able to start a war over this one. He won’t be able to lie about its causes. He won’t be able to try to get even with his enemies, old…

Three Years Ago … and Now

After Katrina hit, tens of thousands of refugees made their way to Houston; many stayed at Reliant Park and the George R. Brown Convention Center. I was one of thousands of volunteers who helped them settle in and get a feel of normalcy and safety after the horrors of the New Orleans Superdome. Then came…

Storm Update

Now forecast for coming ashore at Freeport, 60 miles due south of us — “the worst possible place” for a hurricane for Houston. The lines at Home Depot were very long this morning at 7:00 a.m. It’s 8:20, and I’m starting to cut plywood.