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As an aspiring writer, I blog about whatever happens to move me at the moment -- though some posts contain serious content, my big-picture goal is to bring a little humor into an often humorless world! Welcome, y'all, and make yourself at home! Please make sure you update your bookmarks!

When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger...Epictetus

Sunday, January 17, 2010


I haven't been ignoring the situation in Haiti. Every time I've contemplated a blog post, I don't know what to say. The images are horrific -- some of them remind me of the aftermath of 9/11.

Sometimes I can't even wrap my head around the poverty and corruption which exist in Haiti. It's so far removed from the world I know -- the privilege that all of us who live in the USA (and many other places) take for granted. I've never been without clean water or shelter. The only time I've been without electricity is during an ice storm -- for three days -- which seemed like an eternity but was definitely not.

The US, as usual, has aid on the way -- though there will always be the naysayers who say it's not enough or it's not getting there quickly enough. I know I'm on the outside looking in but it seems to me the response was immediate -- unfortunately, we haven't invented Star Trek-like transporters yet. Nor magic wands.

I'm always gratified by the response of "regular" folk who send donations. My favorite organization is the Salvation Army -- I tried several times the other day to donate before finally getting through. I suppose that was a good sign -- it meant people were giving from the heart -- which is how it ought to be.

I encourage everybody to do what they can. We all have our different gifts and talents -- for some it's time, for others, money -- so use what you have to help. You will be blessed.

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  1. I saw your comment about a Richard III book but I don't think I remember an email. If you could please send it again...just put something in big letters in the subject line so I know what it is! :)

  2. I've sent another e-mail -- if you don't get it, then send an e-mail to me at LIS859@gmail.com and then I'll reply to that.

  3. I agree. the salvation army,(in our area at least) seems to do a good job. One cant imagine what those folks are going through. we must pay close attention and help as we can.

  4. I have a pretty decent imagination but it can't even come close to what these (and others in natural disasters) must be going through. It boggles the mind.