New Orleans at night …


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Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz

It’s been a long time since I visited New Orleans. Way before Katrina. Way, way too long.

I was in town to speak to the Southern Newspaper Publisher Association’s Key Executives Conference last week, and once business was over I had time to rediscover the city. I always gravitate toward the Mississippi River shoreline. It’s amazing to sit on that giant bend and watch the barge traffic move up and downstream while the city looms in the background.

Great food. Great people. Great times. I didn’t see much Katrina effect, but most of the tourist areas are pretty much back to normal, or what passes for normal in New Orleans. We did meet a lot of small business owners who talked about how they’re struggling in the current economy. So get on a plane, go to New Orleans and help them out. Do it for America …