Sunday, February 7, 2010

Jambalaya...and Go Saints!

According to Merriam-Webster...


Main Entry: jam·ba·laya
Pronunciation: \ˌjəm-bə-ˈlī-ə\
Function: noun
Etymology: Louisiana French, from Occitan jambalaia
Date: 1872
1 : rice cooked usually with ham, sausage, chicken, shrimp, or oysters and seasoned with herbs 2 : a mixture of diverse elements

I will use the "Jambalaya" category in this blog to post random thoughts, half-baked ideas, short stories and photo essays that may not have a drop to do about wine...Bon Appetit!

Speaking of jambalaya, today is also a landmark day in the history of Louisiana and its festive, iconic port of New Orleans. Super Bowl XLIV, scheduled to begin at 6:28 p.m. tonight, will pit the New Orleans Saints against the Indianapolis Colts.

Looking back to 2005, after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, displaced thousands of residents, and even attacked the Superdome, who could have predicted that the Saints would become the embattled city's greatest unifying force?

Although several hours before kickoff most still see a Saint's victory as unlikely, who among us can really harbor any ill-will against this team and their city filled with hopes and dreams of the impossible? A win for the Saints tonight could be the paramount event on New Orlean's road to social and psychological recovery. On the other hand, even a loss should be cause to rejoice; sometimes God shows his best vision through the martyrdom of his Saints...


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