Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Little Pink Houses

If it takes a village to raise a child, perhaps it take a movie star to build a village. While the City and State seem content to sit on their hands and point fingers, Brad Pitt is putting his money and star power where his mouth is. With his own $5 million, another $5 million from philanthropist Steve Bing, and other significant pledges, Mr. Pitt is starting a house building movement in the Lower Ninth Ward. This is not about fame or recognition -- Mr. Pitt already has plenty. It's about facing down challenges and taking action. There are many naysayers (just check the comments attached to the article), but the will to try and fail should triumph over the inertia of doing nothing.