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Review: Zane and the Hurricane by Rodman Philbrick

Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina by Rodman Philbrick

Zane lives in New Hampshire with his mother and is sent to visit his newly discovered great grandmother in New Orleans.  Unfortunately, he is there when Katrina hits.  Headed out of the city with his grandmother’s pastor in their church van, Zane is safe until his little dog, Bandit jumps out of the open window because some larger dogs in another vehicle are barking at him.  Zane goes after him, walking for miles until he catches him.  Realizing he’s closer to his grandmother’s house than the vehicle, he heads back there.  Then the storm comes.  Zane is in a house that is leaking, the flood waters start to rise, and he climbs with Bandit up into the attic.  From there he is rescued by an older musician wearing a wild looking hat and a young girl.  As chaos descends on the city, Zane finds that all of the rules change but that it is human kindness that makes all the difference. 199 more words

Book Reviews

Biloxi, Then and Now

This past weekend, my wife Jo Ann, our friend Sharon and I spent a nice weekend in Biloxi.  We took the RV and stayed in a park right across from the beach.  2,092 more words

Southern Culture

Book Review: Five Days At Memorial

We all remember Katrina. The natural disaster of the hurricane, and the piss-poor response from local, state and federal agencies in its aftermath, remains one of the low points of modern America. 542 more words

Private Taxi Tour of New Orleans

The Husband and I love to go to New Orleans, so we were super happy that our Mississippi River steamboat cruise ended there. My younger brother, Steven, and his wife, Audra, had never been there and grandma and mother hadn’t been there in a long time. 391 more words

Travel

Jennifer Granholm: Not doing what Obama wants is Republicans’ ‘Katrina Moment’ VIDEO

Jennifer Granholm:

Not doing what Obama wants is Republicans’ ‘Katrina Moment’

VIDEOThe Right Scoop ^ | July 13 2014 | SoopermexicanPosted on 7/13/2014, 1:11:22 PM by PoloSecFormer… 129 more words

Alternate News

A blown Photo oppoRtunity

It seems President Obama got some bad PR advice this week.  Why he didn’t visit a center housing some of the more than 50,000 children who have crossed our borders in the past several months was, frankly, beyond me. 319 more words