Hurricane Katrina's menacing of Louisiana reminds me that once, years ago, I was in New Orleans during a storm warning.
It is an eery experience to be in the Big Easy when they close all the shutters and abandon the streets to wait for a storm to come and pass. I spent the time - strange to remark - shut up in a bar watching the 24 hour weather channel.
Our storm passed without incident. I hope that everyone around the Gulf of Mexico will be safe today.