Why am I not blogging? Well, I’m hiding a bit. The earthquake in Haiti covers everything I feel like saying in dust and rubble and chaos and grief. I sincerely wish there were cultural ways we expressed sympathy and concern that are unrelated to money. Of course we should give and pray. But, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we also all wore black, or cut our hair off, or ate only rice, for some sort of allotted amount of time – as an entire country? It would help me so much to take up some sort of activity or observance in the face of these things.