Hurricane Katrina and disaster relief
Maitri, especially, has been writing much about Louisiana, although she has safely evacuated to Houston, from where she has turned her weblog into a "Katrina resource full of neighborhood information, updates from the ground and opinion."
Michael in New Orleans "is providing posts from his refuge in a highrise in the CBD. He has diesel-fueled generators and, amazingly enough, Internet connectivity" [via Anne Central and Looka].
Sunni Sister has some thoughts on both Hurricane Katrina and the nearly 1,000 Shia Muslim pilgrims who died in a stampede in Baghdad just a couple of days ago [via Sister Scorpion].
And wicked_wish has composed an extremely thought-provoking essay entitled "Disjointed thoughts on the socio-economics of disaster" [EDIT: via Saurav at Dark Days Ahead]. Go read.
When you are done, help somehow, if you can. Here is a good place to start.
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