I’ve seen the pictures and videos of the recent earthquakes in Japan, and I am nearly speechless. I’ve only been able to shake my head, to try to reconcile the scale of the disaster. I reeled a bit from the New Zealand quake, as I actually know people there. The Haitian quake was more distant, as I don’t know anything about the place, and earthquakes and tsunamis and all other disasters before have elicited in me concern, but also frustration.
The question always arises: how can I help?
I don’t have money to give, can’t afford to go there and help in person.
But I have a voice, and a little bit of savvy, and I trust some organizations to do the right thing.
If you can, donate to an organization you trust. I know that the majority of my readers/listeners come from Canada, the US and the UK, so here are links to the appropriate Red Cross websites.
The Canadian Red Cross
The American Red Cross
The British Red Cross
Been a while, hasn’t it? Sorry about that — life has become busy (as if four letters really encompasses it!).
Still, I remain committed to the open question which started me down this path: What should a podcast be?
Of course, in order to understand the desired future, we really need to understand the present, and that comes from understanding the past first. Fortunately, this is one of the few historical events where I can say “I was around during the whole thing”, and it’s still early yet.
So, let’s look a the present, shall we? I admit that my view might be limited, as I haven’t been as active myself in recent months, so if you don’t agree with my observations and have other data to add, I’d love to hear about it in the comments.
This was originally a post with several points, but after starting to elaborate on them, I discovered that each one is an essay. So, rather than bury you on my return, here’s the first of them:
Directories Suck (except iTunes.. maybe)
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