I got a strange e-mail from an old friend today: I’m sorry for this odd request because it might get to you too urgent but it’s because of the situation of things right now, I’m sorry for this odd request because it might get to you too urgent but it’s because of the situation of […]

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I wasn’t going to post anything about the current e-mail foofaraw down at City Hall, because I figured I didn’t have anything to say about it. I don’t aim to just regurgitate news from other sources here. I write about my life. Of course, the headlines that I read daily affect me and become a […]

Read More → Don’t Put My Name in It!

Just scouring back through old files, I found this e-mail sent from a friend in Florida on the Saturday evening before Katrina. To read it now sends a chill down my spine, and takes me back to that night two years ago. From: leviolberton Subject: Yo Hurricane Host Date: August 27, 2005 10:21:01 PM CDT […]

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I got an e-mail yesterday morning announcing a bold reversal of policy by HUD. They were planning to re-open the shuttered public housing projects and allow residents displaced by the flooding to return home! I get so much e-mail I often scan things quickly, but this caught my eye, particularly the part of the press […]

Read More → Yes, It’s the Yes Men

Everyone says it’s dangerous to talk on the cell phone while driving a car. But what about doing e-mail while riding a bike? I was riding down a fairly deserted stretch of road this morning, and just for kicks I whipped out the crackberry — and sure enough there was a message for me: hi […]

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This is an e-mail sent by Sharon Worthy, who I believe was press secretary for Michael Brown of FEMA, on September 4, 2005: From: Worthy, Sharon < e-mail redacted > Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2005 10:17 AM To: michael.d.brown < e-mail redacted > Subject: Your shirt Please roll up the sleeves of your shirt…all shirts. […]

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