The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Friday, 31 December 2004]

Tsunami

The unfathomable suffering, grief, and pain wrought by the horrible tsunami is hard to deal with. All those people–the death toll is hitting 135,000 as I write this–whose lives ended in pain, panic, and suffering, and the millions who are coping with losing loved ones, lack of water and food, disease, and the breakdown of all the fundamentals of society is hard to understand, much less process.

Please do what you can to help relief efforts.

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