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The World NEXT ends 


REM is one of the seminal bands in my personal musical medley. They have some new (to me) music I've been listening to. I know to the rest of the world, it seems like we've way overtalked the Katrina/NOLA/Gulfcoast deal, but if you'd take a moment to look at the current status of New Orleans and the Gulfcoast, you'd see a different picture.

Houston is where many folks fled to during/after Katrina. I personally know of one person who died on the way there after having to sit for over 16 hours in the same position while her husband was driving them to Houston during evacuation. She'd just had a serious heart 'condition' and blood clots that formed in her legs killed her.


REM
- Houston

If the storm doesn't kill me the government will
I've got to get that out of my head
It's a new day today and the coffee is strong
I've finally got some rest

So a man's put to task and challenges
I was taught to hold my head high
Collect what is mine,
Make the best of what today has

Houston is filled with promise
Laredo is a beautiful place
Galveston sings like that song that I loved
Its meaning has not been erased

And so there are claims forgiven
And so there are things that are gone

Houston is filled with promise
Laredo is a beautiful place
Galveston sings like that song that I loved
Its meaning has not been erased

And some things, they fall to the wayside
Their memory is yet to be still
Belief has not filled me
And so I am put to the test


Easter marks a profound rebirth that shook civilization. Unlike the song, belief has filled me. It's hard to explain but as I mark and remember Easter for what it is (not bunnies & peeps), it's a perfect a time  to look forward with hope.

Katrina began a continuing cycle of tests for Louisiana.

They continue, but so shall we.

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Craig Wiseman March 24th, 2008 08:44:57 AM

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