Wednesday, January 03, 2007

If you found your way here I probably don't need to explain why this blog exists because I probably sent you an e-mail or something and you're reading this out of the goodness of your own heart. If not, the short version is this: A group of volunteers organized by Seattle Works is heading down to Biloxi, Mississippi to help rebuild houses devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

I have no idea what to expect.

Tonight a group of us got together to watch the second half (Acts III and IV) of Spike Lee's film "When the Levees Broke: A Requium in Four Acts." Not exactly a feel-good movie, Lee tells the story of the devastation wreaked by nature and the equal devastation wreaked by incompetence through the voices of people who were hit hardest. Editorializing isn't necessary when the truth speaks so clearly.

My goal is to update the blog regularly while I'm in Biloxi. Normally I don't find anything in my life quite fascinating enough to write about on a regular basis, but I think this might be an exception. I've spent my whole life blissfully untouched by this sort of catastrophe and I hope this experience can help open my eyes, if only a little.


Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to following this worthwhile adventure!
M in BC

Mr. Hollywood said...

Next you can show me how to frame and drywall my laundry room and closet. Yeah? I was hit hard by the catastrophe of too much development in Vancouver means no good contractors are available.

fabulous girl said...

Ryan, you rock. Keep us posted - can't wait to read all about it. I'll be linking to you from the Boudoir.

Laleh said...

People should read this.