Our contributor Parker's last post to his personal blog is daunting-- he returned home to New Orleans shortly before Katrina hit. We heard from him today and fortunately he and his family are ok. Here's his message:
... please let people know that their donated money will go to saving lives. People appear to still be stranded and in desperate need of airlifts. There is no drinkable water; it's feared that people are dying of dehydration and heat stroke and that the threat of disease is imminent. You've probably heard just as much, if not more, about what's going on as I have. But, yes, it seems it really is that bad and the news seems to get worse by the day.
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