Monday, March 1, 2010
Not Returning to the Lighthouse: A Personal Update
Before tomorrow night's new episode and initial analysis, I wanted to give you an update. I had every intention of publishing a follow-up post about Lighthouse this weekend, but real life took precedence. My heart and mind are elsewhere.
As many of you know, I have family in Santiago and returned from there only two weeks ago. The 8.8 earthquake in Chile has resulted in a country-wide loss of life and home for far too many. Although we are very fortunate that my brother and his family are fine and his home sustained no damage, Chile is going to need the same level of support that Haiti has been receiving.
I realize that I just spent a month raising money for Haiti earthquake relief here, and so many of you kindly and collectively donated over $2,000 for Partners in Health. So I am not going to repeat that process. However, if any of you are considering making contributions to assist Chile as they rebuild, I highly recommend doing so through Operation USA because you can donate either money or United Airlines miles.
I have really appreciated all of the very kind messages of concern and support for my family over the last several days via email, Twitter and Facebook. Once power has been restored and he is back online, I will send my brother (a fellow Lost fan) a compilation of your messages to let him know just how strong and sweet this community truly is.
Thank you, my friends. I will see you back here again after episode 6.06, in the wee hours of Wednesday morning!
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