Friday, November 25, 2005

Goin' home to Louisiana...

This morning I'm taking an early flight out of Boston with Monroe, Louisiana as my destination. After a night in Monroe I'll move on to Baton Rouge and then to New Orleans.

It will be a rather hectic trip but I hope to get some sense of the challenges confronting Hurricane Katrina victims.

The major purpose of the trip is revisit the places I lived and worked during an eleven-year stay in the Sixties and early Seventies. I have written a draft of a memoir describing my "journey of discovery" during those extraordinary years. My post-Katrina visit to Louisiana will help put the earlier experiences in some kind of historical context.

I'll post some reflections on my trip during the coming days.