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On retreat this week, news of the unrivalled destruction and loss of life on the other side of the globe has totally distracted us from our relatively unimportant mission...writing a book. Beyond lives, these are homes and villages that have been lost.

Whole communities. The scope is beyond our imagination.

If you are a reader and have done nothing yet, please join us in donating to this one of these two charities (out of many) that are doing relief work right now: Habitat for Humanity and The American Red Cross (their website was impossible to get to earlier).

And since we won't know if you do, feel free to leave a comment below and share your thoughts. MGR

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