Right now I’m going to call the White House and my Senators and demand immediate “airdrops of relief material from large military transport planes.”
Afterward, until Max and I fly out to visit his mom and stepdad in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan this weekend, I’ll be doing more of what I’ve been up to all week: pulling out my hair, reloading news feeds, and hanging out at lefty blogs like Daily Kos and Atrios. (Sure, you’ve gotta separate the wheat from the chaff at those sites, but it’s like that anywhere.) And soon I’ll put in some time at the Red Cross call center.
Oh, and if you donate to the Lake George relief efforts, do not, under any circumstances, give money to Pat Robertson’s, ahem, “Operation Blessing.” It’s right at the top of FEMA’s suggested Katrina donation spots, but they don’t mention the diamond mine brouhaha. Unless you know of something better, send your money to the Red Cross or some other reputable institution, like Noah’s Wish.
I’ll be back from Michigan next Wednesday, and will post at least one guest review and Roy Kesey’s massive interview with George Saunders. It may be quiet around here until then.
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