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The Immersionism Issue

Don't Have To Live Like A Refugee

To walk into the Red Cross hurricane evacuation shelter at the Baton Rouge River Center is to be assaulted by rapid-fire hand sanitizer. The Americorps chick with her hemp necklace and plug earrings pumps a slick, sick-smelling glob on your palms at...
December 1, 2005, 12:00am

Marcus, a New Orleans search-and-rescue worker who lost his mother, his home, and possibly his sanity to Katrina. Photo by the author

Kids at the shelter

The other Moe

Shawn and Ashley outside the shelter

This is the house next door to where the author stayed in Slidell.

Reggie