The earthquake updates out of China are devastating. As a San Franciscan, earthquake news always hits home but this one is especially close to my heart.
Sichuan Province is the hardest hit by the 7.9 quake. Rob and I stayed there for a couple weeks a few years ago and were blown away by the kindness, sincerity and humor of the residents. Sichuan has a reputation for "spicy food, spicy people." The epicenter in Wenchuan is home to the panda reserve, another beautiful place. I hope the buddha in Leshan is safe.
With the situation in Burma, the tornadoes in the south and now this, I'm making a big donation to the Red Cross today and checking on my emergency supplies. Maybe you will, too.