, who's just returned to the East from Blighty, and Jakartass have a certain symbiosis, not least because we've both been discovered by Joho
and are seemingly up for a Bob.
That said, I have no shame in lifting one of Madame's posts in its entirety. Sorry about that, but work and other factors, not least of which is sloth, mean that I'm having immense difficulty in retrieving my previous verbosity.
Stick with me; there's a lot to say, and if I don't say it then I'll let you know who does.The news at the moment is awful....what with the deaths in Iraq and the overall picture that is now being revealed of what Katrina did to the Southern States, I am finding it hard to watch the news. Sometimes reality is not a good thing. Watching the two news stories unfold one has to question who (if there is such a thing?) is the greater being that deems it necessary to unleash such horrifying events.
The status of New Orleans at the moment is very difficult to look at...I spent a wonderful few days there some years ago and since then it has always been a city that I remember fondly and promote to anyone who is looking for good fun and great food Stateside
(and a wonderful musical heritage). I find it very hard to think of what it is like at the moment and in particular how long it will take to return to normality.
Having vicariously lived through the Aceh tsunami, one's thoughts must be of those who gave so generously. How can Indonesia reciprocate?