I have only two things to say today, both relating to the devastation following Katrina.
1. If you've made a donation or are planning on making a donation to any agency or charity which will be aiding Katrina's survivors, please check in with your HR department and see if they are doing a matching program. It will only take you a moment or two and it may double (at least) your contribution.
2. I am greatly comforted by the promises of support and messages of sympathy from other countries. Most especially, Sri Lanka, whose president has pledged $25,000 to Katrina relief. That is genuine empathy and true generosity. I have resolved to vacation in Sri Lanka before I die.