If you’re getting a little stir crazy hunkered down in your house waiting for the ugly weather to pass, take a second to think about how it could be worse. WaPo reports today that the Red Cross has gone into the red debt gathering up the money to help Gustav victims and is worried about raising the money it’s already spent.

I know a lot of us have some issues with the Red Cross given some of their issues over the years, but I still think they do good work and have put my money where my keyboard is. If you just can’t stomach supporting them then go donate to some of the other operations like The Salvation Army or Save the Children or Catholic Charities USA, all of whom have extended themselves beyond their current means to help people in need.

While we may not be done yet, I feel confident that we won’t have 700,000 homes without power when this is over. So go help out.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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  1. We just dropped off a huge load of clothes, linens and other hard goods today at the Alexandria branch of the Salvation Army, something we do about four times a year. Always glad to know it’s going where it’s needed.