Gustav drives me to distraction...

should be writing...instead, can't stop watching Gustav move like a purple people eater through the Gulf of Mexico. As regular readers of MacLeanSpace know, I've spent a lot of time in New Orleans since Katrina, working on a variety of Education-based projects. I've seen firsthand the challenges facing the people--and especially the kids--there...poverty, healthcare, education, housing and more. Every one of the kids I've met there has a tragic story related to members dying, parents with addiction problems, PTSD and more. The kids and the schools are just now getting back on track--many of them had their first full year of normal school back in New Orleans last year. 

And starts all over again.

good luck, Louisiana. you're going to need it.