Saturday, March 12, 2011

It's that time again!

No matter what time your clock may say when you wake up tomorrow morning,
you'll be an hour late if you don't reset the time tonight.

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 AM Sunday morning!

FYI: Helping Japan

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Here are some ways to help or contact victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and others throughout the Pacific:

CONSULATE GENERAL OF JAPAN AT CHICAGO — For information on Japanese citizens or loved ones and links to area mobile service providers’ Emergency Message Lines. Visit

AMERICAN RED CROSS — U.S. mobile phone users can text REDCROSS to 90999 to add $10 automatically to your phone bill. Or visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Natori, Miyagi Prefecture

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS — Sending relief teams and supplies to the area. Call 1-800-481-4462, or visit

SAVE THE CHILDREN — The relief effort providing food, medical care and education to children is accepting donations through mobile phones by texting JAPAN to 20222 to donate $10. People can also call 1-800-728-3843 during business hours or visit to donate online.

Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture

GLOBAL GIVING — The non-profit which works through grassroots efforts says Americans can text JAPAN to 50555 to give $10 through their phone bill. Or visit

Sendai City, (AP/Kyodo News)

INTERACTION — The group is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations and lists many ways to help on its site,

NETWORK FOR GOOD — The aggregator of charities has a list of programs and ways to donate to relief efforts. Visit

Elementary School in Sendai City (AP/Kyodo News)

And, if nothing else...please follow this young man's example:

At prayer in Manami Soma, Fukushima Prefecture (AP/Kyodo News)