Katrina is a nice name. Hard to believe anything named so innocuously could have wrought so much pain.
In New Orleans and the surrounding area we see the evidence that our lives, so dependent on this condition we call civilization, are based on the flimsiest foundation. We rely on an infrastructure we so easily take for granted, and when it is swept away we are lost.
Please give what you can to the disaster-relief organization of your choice.
Please do it now.