Friday, September 02, 2005

Katrina really gave it to us...

As i sit here, in my comfortable home, safely perched on a slab of rock in Medford, Massachusetts, i cannot stop thinking about the hurricane victims along the gulf coast. My employer has given us the day off, in thanks for our hard work, but has also asked that we spend some time today helping folks effected by the hurricane. So, as I sit here, sipping coffee and preparing for my morning mtbike ride, I cruised over to the American Red Cross's donation page on Yahoo and sent a few bucks. I know there isn't a lot of readership on this blog, but for those of you who do read it, maybe you could also hit-up this link and drop them a couple bucks... Later in the day, before I head-out to do some errands for our big backpacking trip in the Adirondacks, i'm going to see if there's anything else i can do - send blankets, food, clothing... it's times like these, with such a beautiful day ahead, a solid mtbike ride kicking it off, a vacation to look forward to (with a really cool chick, that happens to be my wife!), that make me feel so very lucky. it's hard to believe others are suffering so very badly while things here are so good. But, this is nothing new, the tragedy that is - i guess it just takes it happening in our own backyards for us to lift our heads from the sand and take action.


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