Or, as a subtitle to this post, "People have lost their damn minds!"
Aaron would have turned 41 today. And it upsets me that I can't figure out what he'd be doing now. A new decade, a new beginning--?
He'd certainly have mentioned the senseless killings and shooting spree that took place in Tuscon over this past weekend.
Last year on this blog, I asked that donations be made to certain groups--see the Aaron's 40th Birthday post for details. And this was before finding out the nation-wide extent of the earthquake damage to Haiti, which began a year ago. Please, please consider making donations to any of the groups named below, or to any of the groups helping Haiti. Or donate to a group carrying out work that you care about. Last year, I made donations to Hollywood Unites for Haiti, the charity group founded by Haitian actor Jimmy Jean-Louis; to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund; and to RAINN.
As I've said before, feel free to write me with any questions.
If you use any of the various social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc) to talk about this, use the tag #aaron41.
P.S. I see that the New York Times has an article, Cyberspace When You're Dead, from January 5, 2011, which I'll be reading later on...
P.P.S. And of course there were errors throughout today, one of the few days I actually point people to the blog. Of course...