A friend of mine has a Navy Seabee son who just arrived in Okinawa. He's already suited up and part of the clean-up effort. Another friend has a Marine aircraft mechanic son on the USS Enterprise somewhere near Libya. Moi? I'm spending my days in relative safety, watching videos of Japanese people hiding under desks while their offices shake around them or running for high ground as their cars wash away. I figure the least I can do is send money. So I did. And you can, too.
Doctors Without Borders is in Japan right now, helping people on the ground. Just click on that picture up there and you can help out too. They don't allow directed giving however; if you prefer, the American Red Cross lets you designate your donation specifically towards the earthquake/tsunami fund.
And now? Back to those videos...