January 1st, 2005



When 9/11 happened people gathered all over the world to light candles and mourn the victim. Now that the Tsunami has killed 50 times as many people I see no comparable gesture, at least in this hemisphere. I feel bad about what happened but it is on such an enormous scale that it's hard to grasp really. It doesn't feel as personal as it should.

But the coverage here is starting to bug me. Driving back from New York, I'd see a row of Newspaper boxes, and each paper would have a different number of people killed in the headline. Is it going to be like the burger count on the McDonald's sign, where the number gets so big they'll just post "thousands and thousands killed?"