Thursday, December 30, 2004


"No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls.
It tolls for thee.�

-John Donne

I've been feeling kind of helpless about the huge loss of human life from the massive tsunami that happened in Asia this past week. It's the kind of thing that makes you feel not only incredibly sad but also guilty for complaining about everyday annoyances. I'm going to donate to the Red Cross today because it's the only thing I can think of to do. The whole world came together to help Americans when we lost 3,000 people on 9/11. I can't even begin to wrap my head around a number like 100,000 lives lost so I feel like I have to do my part, even if it seems tiny.


  1. I know exactly how you feel, Tracey. I gave a good chunk of $ to Oxfam and yet it seems like pennies. I want to help and yet there is nothing more I can do. I'm even trying to think of ways to have fundraisers to send more money to the organizations that need them.
    How wonderful, though, that there are people in the world like you guys that care enough to feel like they can't possibly do enough to help. I hope that when your little girls finally do leave the nest they grow into as caring adults as you and Jason seem to be.

  2. A whole generation and some more gone in blink of eye. what a loss... Get out and write a check people one thousand, ten thousand, or hundred thousand. every dollar counts. Give what you can...