Like all of you, the situation in Haiti has been on my mind. The news coverage, nearly unbearable to watch, evokes the same emotions that surfaced during 9-11. I admire those people who, in an instant, decided they need to go to Haiti to help, despite the possibility of danger, and the knowledge that the air will shortly fill with diseases because of poor sanitation and because well intended medical help and rescue teams simply cannot work fast enough. Just as quickly as some people assemble to help, the vultures assemble to swoop. I find it hard to believe that there are those who will capitalize upon human suffering, setting up phony charities. Warnings are everywhere for people like me, who want to help, but feel helpless.
Give these books a try if the recent events have made you at all curious about the Haitian culture.
Geogge Clooney has organized a benefit that will air on Friday night. Check TV listings for more details on that.