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Blawg Review Marks Katrina Anniversary

One year ago today, New Orleans lawyer and Ernie the Attorney blogger Ernest Svenson wrote a post to his blog titled, Massive change is coming to New Orleans. He could not have known then how right he was. After a futile four hours trying to flee New Orleans that day, he returned and found a safe place to ride out the approaching storm. From there, he wrote:

"Katrina is going to completely change the City I live in.  As I have said many times, 'I like change.'  However, this isn't what I had in mind.  So, basically I'm like everyone else who is caught offguard by massive change.  Oh well, I'll adjust."

Adjust he did, evacuating the city two days later and eventually returning to start his own law office. Throughout, his blog remained a chronicle of the many "adjustments" he went through, professionally and personally. Now on this Aug. 28, 12 months later, Svenson hosts Blawg Review #72, "apropos of the Katrina anniversary," he writes.

Most striking about this installment of Blawg Review is how normal it seems. A year after Katrina, many in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast still struggle to rebuild. But the normalcy of Ernie's post today is a reminder that much of New Orleans has adjusted and that Ernie, for one, not only survived the tragedy but built new opportunities in its wake.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on August 28, 2006 at 05:09 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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