I watched the 2010 Louisiana Legends Gala on LPB tonight after going to my nephew’s birthday party. The Louisiana Legend honorees were a musician of great accomplishment named Burton and a man of many accomplishments in politics, music and the life of his family and community named Michot. They also included a woman who had reared children as a politician’s wife and been on the one hand a patron and organizer of the arts and an actual artist and designer named Morrison as well as a man who at the college, professional and other levels had distinguished himself as basketball player, coach and mentor in the world of hoops and hardwood. It also included former Governor Buddy Roemer.
My sister had just put on a big birthday party for her son and then she had to head off to Mexico. It was also garbage night. I was looking at all the achievement of these people and thinking about all the fullness of family life. That and other thing sort of pushed the oil leak out of my mind, except that Buddy Roemer was a governor who cut pollution. There was also the fact that Louis Michot alluded to the man-made setbacks. It also played on my mind as I thought about my nephew growing up.
But overall, I am just plain tired, distracted and willing to forget about this leak for a day or so. No real BP oil gusher story for today….