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The condition of a typical home just east of the 17th Street Canal levee breach; Hurricane Katrina, August 29, 2005.

Dedicated to the residents of the Gulf Coast after the Hurricane Katrina travesty, especially those friends affected who reside (and many who continue to reside) in New Orleans, the city that once adopted me and watched me grow the four years I lived there.  You inspire.  You know who you are. 

…We have but faith: we cannot know;
For knowledge is of things we see
And yet we trust it comes from thee,
A beam in darkness: let it grow.

Let knowledge grow from more to more,
But more of reverence in us dwell;
That mind and soul, according well,
May make one music as before,

But vaster…

From In Memoriam A.H.H. by Lord Alfred Tennyson.  For the rest of the work, go here