In 2004, I created this blog as an outlet for memoir writing. Then months later, the 2005 Federal Flood turned my life upside down. As an investigative journalist, I was soon blogging about the national and global tragedy that happened through the lens of my own life. From 2005 to 2015, I went from denial to determination, from a total dismantling to a reinvention, from PTSD to resilience. I was one of a few New Orleans bloggers who captured in real-time the national tragedy that happened here on an hourly and daily basis for over a decade.
I am also the author of the forthcoming book, The Elephant In The Playground, a memoir about a Sephardic mom raising an African American son in New Orleans. I work as a facilitator with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Welcome Table, a race reconciliation initiative that began in 2013. I am also working with the Department of Justice on their community policing initiative. After adopting my son, Tin, in 2009, I created Transracial Parenting, a provocative blog and workshop on raising culturally competent children. My work is published in the anthology New Orleans by New Orleans, Louisiana Life, City Business, neworleansmomsblog.com, dangermond.org and transracialparenting.com. She co-wrote Acoustics: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment (1998 William Stout Publisher)