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VOLUME 13, NUMBER 17 -- June 18, 2007

-- Hurricane Katrina Journal --

Dreams and memories in St. Bernard Parish

In the beginning, it was easy to tell where normal life stopped and hurricane life began. Now, those boundaries aren’t so clear. All the lines have blurred and bled together, and hurricane life has become normal life. There isn’t a difference anymore.

My home, my St. Bernard Parish, is coming back. More and more people are returning home. Businesses and schools are reopening. Houses are being constructed and remade. It’s a work in progress, but it’s progress still the same. Our population is growing. But the St. Bernard Parish I live in now isn’t the same as the one I knew before the storm. -- Samantha Perez

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-- An appreciation --


Bedtime hugs and a super dad

I don't know whether it’s society-inflicted inhibitions or my general inability to string together a coherent sentence at 6 a.m., but as I go through the morning motions of sharing a bowl of flakes with my dad, I can't seem to say, “You're the best person I know. I look up to you more than anyone. Please pass the orange juice.” -- Molly Horan



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Introductions: Aaron Gabriel, Bailey's Vale, St. Mary, Jamaica

Seventeen-year-old Aaron Gabriel of the district of Bailey’s Vale in the parish of St. Mary, Jamaica, tries to hide his British accent. -- Norman Israel

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