Twelve years ago, I was a 28-year-old school teacher with a
class of children with severe/profound disabilities.
Twelve years ago I lived by myself in a teeny tiny little
apartment in Seattle’s
University District. It was all I could
afford on teacher pay.
Twelve years ago Technogeek had long hair that he sometimes
wore in a ponytail.
Twelve years ago Technogeek shared a run-down rental house
with two cats and six newborn kittens.
Eleven years ago today I was on spring break.
Eleven years ago today, Technogeek and I were on a trip to New Orleans, long before
Katrina silenced the jazz.
Eleven years ago today, Technogeek and I were married by Judge
Julian Baudier on the Riverboat Natchez, on the mighty Mississippi.
Eleven years later, the music is coming back to New Orleans.
Long live Dixieland.