In the midst of war and strife and in
the aftermath of catastrophes around the world, we send our condolences to
those who have lost loved ones and to those who were injured. Since these events have impacted much of the
world, everyone is in some sense a victim.
We urge you at this time to recognize and appreciate the acts of everyday courage
in yourselves and others. Give blood,
donate to the Red Cross, buy a stock, buy a book, work hard and play hard. Check on a neighbor.
Life is short. We also want to pay
tribute to Tom Park, who died on September
12, 2001. He was not a victim of
the terrorist attack, but he fought for his country, and he was on the front
lines of making our economy strong: he successfully owned and managed a small
This is a quote that seems appropriate for our times, although we don't know
its author. "I believe in interconnectedness of all things."