how can this be?

Random – New Orleans evacuations under way – Aug 31, 2005

“We are gravely concerned about the potential for cholera, typhoid and dehydrating diseases,” Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt said.

I’ve been trying to keep up with the news about New Orleans today, and it seems that everytime I looked, the news is worse. Thousands of people dead?!? How can this be? And how, in this day and age, do we have all of these people getting typhoid? This devestation is so unbelievable! I am so saddened by this. New Orleans. Will it ever be the same after this?

Bush Views Katrina Devastation From Plane


Bush Views Katrina Devastation From Plane

President Bush flew over areas of the South devastated by Hurricane Katrina after holding a video conference Wednesday with top aides to discuss federal relief efforts. “It’s totally wiped out,” he told aides at one point during the hastily-arranged inspection flight.

Well, that’s good.

There’s even a picture of him viewing the devestation from the plane. Can we say “photo op?”

holy crap


This picture puts the tragedy in perspective for me:

Thanks to Frank from iFlipFlop

Tattered Coat also has some photos and info.

I am so saddened for New Orleans. I’ve never been there, but have always wanted to go. It’s heartbreaking to see this happen to such a beautiful city.

One question..has Bush visited the site yet? I haven’t been reading as much of the news as I should, so I dont know. But I haven’t heard that he has. I guess vacationing is more important, if that is indeed the case.

Pow Wow


Every year the Spokane Indian Tribe has a Pow Wow in Riverfront Park. They are the only people allowed to camp in the park. I think I heard that they hold the Pow Wow here because the land is sacred.

So my mom and I went and it was so awesome! Watching the dancing was very powerful. The song they played during this dance brought tears to my eyes. I don’t know why, there was something about it that just really moved me.

There were booths set up and we bought some artwork and jewelry. I bought raf an arrow and he was stoked. They had lots of handmade tools for sale.

All in all, a lovely day.

The Pond at Canon Hill Park


There is something about the blurriness of this picture that I like. Call me crazy.

This was taken at Canon Hill park, about a block from my house. It was also designed by the Olmsted Brothers. It’s a beautiful little park. It will be fun to take pictures in the different seasons to see how it changes.