I wrote two weeks ago about the earthquake in Chile and how we should donate to help Chileans, and I promised to post updates about charitable organizations as I had for Haiti.  I have not written about Chile since.  Why?  Updates never became available.  I checked, almost every day, for news about Chile and relief … More Chile

Weekend repreive

The research series is on hold for the weekend (I live in a Muslim country, where our weekend is Friday and Saturday), so look for Tip #3 on Sunday. In the meantime, if you’re on Facebook:  Today a friend of mine who is a Unitarian minister alerted me to a “Prayers & Thoughts for the … More Weekend repreive

More help for Haiti

The links just keep coming, thanks especially to my friends Rima Abunasser, Beth Davidson, and Diana Pearson.  I’m re-posting the list from yesterday, but some links are to organizations and some to lists of organizations, so I’m listing the lists first: Charity Navigator (this is a kind of clearing house for reliable, reputable charities; it … More More help for Haiti


I want to pause in the series on researching to focus on more important matters: Haiti. As I write this, the death toll is not yet known, and like the horrible tsunami catastrophe of 2005, we may never truly know. What we do know is that millions — that’s millions — of Haitians are injured or … More Haiti