New Orleans

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Take me as I am the good and the bad For centuries there has been the question of where is the best place to live. People have experts have that in the past the Rome was the place to be; would say the Persian Empire was much more impressive. Even today other arguments have come forth, for a person that is looking to move they get opinions from people. It has gotten to the point where you can go online and find numerous websites with a ranking of the top places to live. Despite all of this every place is unique and has its pros and cons. New Orleans for example is a city that is unlike any other in the United States. It defies the norm of life in a good way but it’s still haunted by its past and future problems. Three unique that give you an…show more content…
Even though john lost everything in his life, it turned out to be the best thing that happened to him. Not long after the the disaster he found himself attending a sorority party for cross dressers. The one that invited him to party named lee let him know “you’re not alone” (Baum 101). For the first time he felt like he could be himself and that is the beauty of New Orleans. The city is a place rich of culture, they care not for material things but enjoying the moment and that is what happened to john. He even decided to get a sex change and open up a bar. Opening the bar made him feel as though he found his purpose in life. The bar was a safe haven for those who were different and felt they did not belong. Having those irregular citizens of New Orleans always come around made him feel good and made a connection with people that he will never…show more content…
Katrina for him to check his wife into a mental hospital (249,281) and loose the museum he had created with years of history in it. Though Ronald went through rough times he still lived a good life. Living in New Orleans showed it takes a community to raise a child. Even though a child there could have one or both parent present, other members of the community are willing to help out. Ronald’s best friend’s mother Miss Geraldine was considered a second mother to him. Dan Baum states in his book that “if Ronald went home crying from one of Miss Geraldine’s whippings, mama sent him out back for a switch to give him another. The hole they left in his life was bigger than the gap in the levee (Baum 7).” Another pro of living in New Orleans for Ronald was Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras is what eventually led him to creating a museum for people from near and far to
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