Been Away

I’ve been gone a few days getting some R&R. I’ll post a new story tomorrow.

Many readers have written to inform me that the story Aaron Broussard told Tim Russert on Meet the Press, which was the catalyst for my story “The God Who Drowns,” is false. It certainly appears that Broussard lied/embellished his story. However, the old woman in question, along with many other helpless residents, did perish in that nursing home. If I have my facts straight the owners of that nursing home have been charged with negligent homicide.

I, like many people, was caught up in the emotion of Broussard’s story. My reaction to it was an honest one and the story that flowed from it was just as honest. The basic gist of the story, for me, still rings true and I don’t feel it’s necessary to retract it. Many people lost thier lives. Many people are still asking themselves why?

But I am glad readers brought this fact to my attention. It’s always better to know the truth. Thank you.

See you all Friday.

6 thoughts on “Been Away”

  1. invisible says:

    Me, channeling THE ALMIGHTY:

    Yes, as it turns out, some prisoners in jail-cells suffered this same fate, as the people IN CHARGE fled the scene.

    Let’s do talk about negligent homicide, shall we?

  2. invisible says:

    P.S. Katrina in NOLA was entirely a man-made affair.

    We know this.

  3. Todd says:

    I pray to whatever God is out there that both of those invisibles are struck by the karma they bring upon themselves. I have no love for this government or the media people it employs. But I wish no harm or conspiracy upon anyone in this country.

  4. xios says:

    It burns me to say this since I always heartily disagree with invisible, but s/he is correct, if not clear that NOLA’s disaster was man-made.

    It wasn’t a conspiracy, it was negligence. New Orleans almost got wiped out because the Army Corps of Engineers didn’t take care of our levee system. Had the man-made levees not failed, the effect on New Orleans would have been far less devastating.

    So what happened in Mississippi? Natural disaster. What happened in New Orleans? Completely man-made disaster.

  5. Stephanie says:

    Actually, the Army Corps of Engineers warned that the levees would fail if anything stronger than a mid-3 hurricane hit. Katrina was a 5 as it came to land and was a “3” when it hit. The city of NOLA and the state of LA failed those people. This is what happens when you build a city in a basin and then don’t perform preventative maintenance on the levees protecting the city.

  6. seabreeze says:

    I feel like you and i were standing side my side when you wrote this book.Yep, i am a fellow server.A person has to have the patience of ‘JOB’to be a server.I love my job but, MY SHATTERED NERVES.There are times when i wonder when i am going to flip.One of the best is when you say to a customer ‘our soups today are cream of mushroom and chicken noodle’.And the customer ask ,’.You don’t have cream of broccoli’.And i reply ‘.cream of mushroom and chicken noodle’.I think it should be mandatory that anyone who eats out should have to work as a server for a month.What do you think.?

    Have blessed day

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