Thursday, September 01, 2005


Where I grew up, the sea was a source of food, adventure, recreation, and, on occasion, trouble. When you grow up near the sea, you come to expect the bad with the good, but nothing in my experience compares to what's happening along the Gulf Coast.

I am among those who all too frequently take my safety and well being for granted. But nobody who is watching the news or reading the reports coming from this area should fail to reassess his or her own situation--and better appreciate the incredible security we all assume as part of our daily lives.

To make a donation to the victims of this disaster, visit the Red Cross web site, or use Amazon's One-Click donation form.

Here are some ways IT professionals can offer help.


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