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Hurricane Katrina

“Bourbon Street Blue”: My experience in NOLA with Berklee Gracenotes Team

May 18, 2014:  As I sit on the plane back to Boston, my skin a little burned, my body a tad beat up, bruised and sore; my heart is filled with incredible memories and a deep love for NOLA, Habitat for Humanity and the many new friends I had the honor of working side by side with this week.

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Kathryn, coming back

It seems as though we as society forgot the meaning of social capital. Sure, technology and the demands of hectic daily expectations may overshadow this sense of connection to others, but it can also be painfully isolating. Technology is a brilliant and necessary tool, but it’s not going to provide friendship or a hug during trying times, or, in the case of New Orleans, provide sweat equity for a new place to live when a home is lost along with every single material possession a person has ever owned.

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