Happy 2005. Hope the rest of the year is better than the last few days; this year isn't starting on a very happy note, with Dick Clark still in the hospital and with the tsunami damage absolutely staggering. People are praying around the world for the victims.
The death toll from the tsunami continues to stagger, estimated at 150,000 and climbing, and now epidemics and disease are the big concerns.
I know that a lot of people have criticized the Canadian government for being slow off the mark in providing aid and all that, but at the end of the day all the governments of the world can only do so much. The scale of this disaster is just massive. So for those of you able to give, make sure you give. As a public service, for a list of tsunami relief links, click here.
For those of you looking to get your mind off the tragedy, there's lots of BCS football today.