There is great comfort in the craziness of our daily lives. Soccer games, karate lessons, piano lessons, etc help us blot out some of the disturbing issues over which we have no control. Hobbies, daily workouts, web site construction, etc. have the same beneficial effect. Not that we shouldn't think about the world's troubling issues, we should, but we shouldn't dwell on these issues to the point of curling up into the fetal position.
Last week we made the commitment to donate extra money this year to help those who survived the September 11 tragedies. Some went to the United Way of New York City and some went to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund (which will help the families of Jericho High School Alumni who were killed in the World Trade Center).