Under Surge, Under Siege - Ellis Anderson (former blog was Katrina Patina) is a writer and community activist who tells her own story of riding out Katrina. She also offers us an award winning memoir of her beloved town's journey through Katrina and the aftermath in "Language of Loss."
Update for Ellis: Her new book, which came from her blog, will be out August 2010. It is titled "Under Surge, Under Siege - the Odyssey of Bay St. Louis and Katrina"
Life Among Debris
Hwy. 90 Bridge, Ocean Springs, MS – Nov. 2005
As I walked off of the highway and down the slope, I noticed that within the debris on the ground
that Katrina had left behind, a bright sign of the renewal of life had sprung up. Never fear that life continues onward and upward through destruction.
"In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?" – Saint Augustine
“Any nation that year after year continues to raise the Defense budget while cutting social programs to the neediest is a nation approaching spiritual death.” - MLK