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Sunday, September 11, 2005

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So I've mostly been following the New Orleans thing, and I can't keep up. I can't read everything and still find time to write about it, can't write anything more than has been written already. I'm reading Jeneane, and Tony, and Jason, and they link to other blogs with more about Katrina, and I'm building up a fine sense of outrage and then not really doing anything with it. I wrote to my congresspeople, and need to respond to their responses, but it's hard to be persuasive and articulate when you're overwhelmed. But so far, the grades for my elected reps are as follows:
Patty - A- (great questions, but just a little more righteous indignation, please);
Maria - C- (more money to FEMA, after they botched everything so badly? What the hell?);
Norm - Norm? Hey, Norm! Anybody home?

Elsewhere, Gus is in kindergarten in the mornings now, and Kilian starts gymnasium on tuesday; the hockey season is in full swing, he has practice Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; Gus will be starting soccer on Wednesdays; Kilian has his first appointment with the ADD therapist-lady this Wednesday evening; I've switched my Day In Munich to Friday, because Wednesdays are too full for me to be gone; The kids need all kinds of clothes, but stuff here sucks unbelievably - the fashion is apparently to take a perfectly reasonable flannel shirt or rugby shirt and ruin it by splattering nonsense words on it, so shopping for clothes is unnecessarily time-consuming, to put it mildly; Mom's cancer doesn't seem to be getting any worse, but she's still in a lot of pain that the doctors can't seem to do anything about, and she's had to give up her job; I really need to get my database course done by November 4th or so, but for some reason, I can't seem to concentrate.

I think that's about it, for now.


tony said...

metafilter has been covering the disaster pretty well too

alala said...

thanks! checking it out now.