My goodness, it’s been awhile! I think this is the longest I’ve ever gone without posting, and I sincerely apologize for being a lazy ol’ slackjob. During the holidays, I completely slipped out of my day-to-day routine. I’m sure some of you can relate.

A lot has happened in the last eight days. On a global scale, the most significant of these recent events has been this week’s mind-boggling devastation in Haiti. Many people in the U.S. have been donating to the Red Cross and YELE via text message, and if you’re reading from the U.S., I encourage you to do the same; texting “HAITI” to 90999 donates $10 to the American Red Cross missions in Haiti and texting “YELE” to 501501 donates $5 to Wyclef Jean’s YELE charity.

If you’re in Canada, you can text the word “HAITI” to the number 45678 to donate $5 to the Canadian Red Cross’ Hatian missions. Another organization that I would recommend supporting (actually, more than any other organization) whether you’re in Canada, the U.S., or elsewhere, is MSF-Doctors without Borders. They do really important work and are renowned for their monetary efficiency. Click here if you’re donating from the U.S., and here if you’re donating from Canada.

Prayers are nice, but aid donation is better. As they say, every little bit counts.