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No Man Is An Island…

…but the Islands are suffering. I must still be caught up on John Donne. It seems to apply all the time.

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you know that Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest land typhoon in known history, ravaged central Philippines.

My family lives in the northern provinces, so I’ve escaped greater grief, which I am thankful for. However the grief is still there—and it should be.

The underlying grief for thousands of strangers who we now will never meet is what drives us to raise funds, send supplies, offer comfort. It’s how we as humanity combat tsunamis and earthquakes and typhoons.

There are plenty of ways help. The Toronto Star has a bunch of links to charities that you can donate to: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/11/11/philippines_typhoon_how_to_donate_to_typhoon_haiyan_relief_efforts.html

And even if you can’t, spread the word.

“No man is an island entire of itself; every man / is a piece of the continent, a part of the main” -John Donne

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