#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for September, 2005

Stand On High Ground

We’ve seen the pictures, each one more heartbreaking than the last.
We’ve heard the stories. Ditto.
The media, often guilty of sensationalizing, is doing what it should–getting the word out there that this is big, this is real, and this is serious. We all need to do what we can.
Having said that, I think it’s important to add something.
We cannot afford to wallow in the images. That is like jumping out of the rescue boat into the churning waters, and drowning ourselves. It’s not going to help anyone. No amount of feeling bad will make the situation better,

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A Drop in the Bucket?

It’s hard, seeing the film of all those people suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. So many stranded, searching for lost loved ones, so many hungry and sick, lost and homeless. So many bereaved. What can one person do? The need seems overwhelming, and no single donation will really make a dent–or so it seems.

Here’s what YOU can do. Send a donation. The Red Cross and the Salvation Army are on the front lines, serving meals, passing out blankets, rendering medical aid. Can’t send a big donation? Not to worry. Send $10, $5–or even $1. There are 200-plus

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Texas was the most active gunfighting state, with some 160 shoot-outs from the 1850’s through the 1890’s.

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