New Orleans — something is different here

I wish I had more time in New Orleans — this is our favorite city, it’s where I first kissed Maryam. I just got into my hotel at 11 p.m. and find out I have a 4 a.m. wakeup call. Who said that trying to be President is a glamorous job? I get to see the process up close and personal.

But, forget the politics, I had a nice ride in in an older gentleman’s taxi. He told me how he’s been living out of a FEMA trailer for the past year and just settled with his insurance company after more than a year. He thinks his house will be liveable in a few months.

Something else I noticed: the city was darker than the last time I was here (fewer lights when we flew in). And the airport was totally uncrowded. Complete antithesis to Oakland, which was close to my idea of hell. It was cold, but you couldn’t leave your spot in line.

We’re off to Iowa in the morning.

16 thoughts on “New Orleans — something is different here

  1. It would be interesting to get your perspective on how New Orleans is recovering. You know, if you notice a lot of building or if you just see vast stretches of land that hasn’t been touched since the Hurricane.

  2. It would be interesting to get your perspective on how New Orleans is recovering. You know, if you notice a lot of building or if you just see vast stretches of land that hasn’t been touched since the Hurricane.

  3. Mr. Scoble… please DO open up that new blog if for no other reason than to test out that “engagement” measurement you and Mr. Furrier are cooking in the kitchen. BTW, very cool invite. Give em all our best from Tulsa please.

    Colin… Far as I can see the Edwards’ OneAmerica blog is as up to date as this morning. Don’t know what addy you’ve been looking at but this one clearly is getting all the energy. http://blog.johnedwards.com/

  4. Mr. Scoble… please DO open up that new blog if for no other reason than to test out that “engagement” measurement you and Mr. Furrier are cooking in the kitchen. BTW, very cool invite. Give em all our best from Tulsa please.

    Colin… Far as I can see the Edwards’ OneAmerica blog is as up to date as this morning. Don’t know what addy you’ve been looking at but this one clearly is getting all the energy. http://blog.johnedwards.com/

  5. Doug: no. Although I should open a new blog for the next few days so you can avoid any of the political talk.

    I haven’t yet met Edwards so don’t know what kind of computer he uses. I met one of the campaign staff, though, and she has a 12-inch MacBookPro.

  6. Doug: no. Although I should open a new blog for the next few days so you can avoid any of the political talk.

    I haven’t yet met Edwards so don’t know what kind of computer he uses. I met one of the campaign staff, though, and she has a 12-inch MacBookPro.

  7. Scoble, please don’t tell me this blog is gonna turn into a techie version of Daily Kos…

    Lemme guess? Edwards uses a Mac?

  8. Scoble, please don’t tell me this blog is gonna turn into a techie version of Daily Kos…

    Lemme guess? Edwards uses a Mac?

  9. Enjoy the ride Robert! … a Presidential campaign has got to be the biggest high!
    Colin
    PS .. don’t forget about technology
    PPS … remind John & family to either update their blogs (March 2006) or delete them.

  10. Enjoy the ride Robert! … a Presidential campaign has got to be the biggest high!
    Colin
    PS .. don’t forget about technology
    PPS … remind John & family to either update their blogs (March 2006) or delete them.

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