Monday, January 18, 2010

Partners in Health

While there are many ways to donate to help in Haiti, just wanted to quick share one that our friend Elizabeth pointed out: Partners in Health

She notes, "It was started by Dr. Paul Farmer (the subject of "Mountains Beyond Mountains" by Tracy Kidder) and has 20 years of getting health care to the people and developing a viable Haitian medical presence as well. Website is They have been sending me updates every few days and, because their programs are outside Port au Prince, they have been able to bring needed medical staff and supplies into the affected areas quickly and efficiently."

Please take some time to pray for the people of Haiti, for their suffering, for their loss, for the rescue and care efforts. Don't underestimate the power of prayer! Nadia Bolz-Weber (Sarcastic Lutheran) had a good sermon on that this week. Plea to God for water for the thirsty, He understands and shares the suffering.

Stand With Haiti

Charity Navigator has an overview of all nonprofits helping in Haiti, as well as ratings for agencies based on their effectiveness and % of funds that goes to relief work.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Catsup Packet

Only real news of the year so far was Bela's birthday. 11! Zoinks. We saw Avatar with some good friends and came back for cake, on the Caturday before. Ysabela's two big loves are cats and dragons, so cat people riding dragons... fuhgetaboudit.

Oh, there is the first family music video...

Fans of Dr. Horrible, beware!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Happy New Year

First post of the new year with an old photo. I think this is from Carmen and Oliver's first wedding at the courthouse, which would put it December 7, 1963. 9 mo.s and 3 days before my birthday. (They said it was a a good honeymoon at Chuck and Alice's cabin.)

Thanks to Ken P for the scan!