some things

I know. I never write. I never call. It’s like I don’t even exist anymore. A longer, more personal post is in the works. But for now, a couple of quick things:

  1. Japan. I don’t even know what to say. So, in lieu of anything else, here’s a link to InterAction’s resource page listing a host of charitable causes for those who want to help.
  2. On a related note, since someone forwarded me an email today extolling the importance of taking iodine pills since we’re all going to die of radiation poising from Fukushima — no, we’re not. Don’t panic.
  3. Oh, and while we’re on the subject, why are people such assholes?
  4. And in Buddhist studies news, we lost an important scholar and wonderful man last week: Dr. Leslie Kawamura, of the University of Calgary and the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada.

In other news, despite all of the above, I still want to send love and compassion out to the world. Now more than ever.