I was completely floored to learn of the massive earthquake and tsunami which so far has killed more than 100,000 (updated Dec. 30) in the coastal regions of southeast Asia. Disasters like that make everything else look like small potatoes.
A group of bloggers from India and elsewhere have set up a community weblog with news and information about resources, aid, donations and volunteer efforts. If you’re looking for a way to offer assistance, this would be a good place to check. (Thanks to Dina Mehta for this link.)
NOTE Dec. 30: See this related essay, The Context of Being Human