Like most bloggers, comment on what has happened in south Asia feels trite and besides the point. The numbers of the lost are beyond comprehension yet the waiting one person I know is undergoing is excruciating. Like so many we pray that his daughter travelled on to rural Laos as she said she would. It is like 9/11 when we were not sure where our cousin had been working that day. But it is not like 9/11 as it is not about human evil or the lack of defensive foresight or even just the plain bad luck of being in the place at the time as most of the dead will have died in their homes and likely never travelled beyond the place of devastation. I have heard only one distasteful comment from a US talk radio show which stated the New York Times editorial calling the wave "immoral" implied that a moral wave was possible and that it must have been a wave against the USA which was implied. How anyone can take disaster and twist it for such pettiness is beyond me. I did not wait for the person's name so cannot recommend a boycott to his syndication.
Myrick, on the other hand - like so many other bloggers - has done the right thing, listing the Canadian, US and International Red Cross donation websites. Please go there or to the agency of your choice and give.