We have readers from all over the world, and I know we have some readers from Haiti. I think they’re lurkers, as I only hear from them occasionally via email, but I’m sick and sad seeing the images from the earthquake in Port-au-Prince last night and I hope the death toll is far, far lower than news sources are predicting (which need to shut the hell up about how many Americans were involved already before I break my own tv).
If you’d like to help, OxFam America is already in Port-au-Prince, and there’s a podcast and a report on their site. The donation page is crashing repeatedly, though, likely from traffic. (Charity Navigator rating: four stars).
I am always amazed by how small the world is online, and how few boundaries there are between people who share a common joy like romance, even if they don’t share a common language. If you have any sources for donations or information you’d like to share, please share in the comments.