Almost two million people out of a population of nine million are currently homeless or displaced. Recently, one 22-year-old woman took it upon herself to let the world know what life is like in Haiti's camps.
It's Saturday morning, and I've got the radio tuned to a classical music station. I want to hear Vivaldi or Mozart or Bach, and instead I am hearing two wonks discussing the minutiae of musical performance.
Ben Spies is no stranger to America or American titles. To the motorcycle racing world he's a first class champion; what a NASCAR champion is in America. And yet no Wheaties box for Spies; at least not yet.
We have to be numb. Otherwise, the largest energy program in our history would be underway to get rid of the 1/3 of the oil we pump ourselves and replace it with wind, solar, geothermal, tidal energy and more.
If we don't start to feel more pain, outrage, and a need to sacrifice to make things better, then we'll have sold our lives and souls to corporate America and like all of our gadgets our battery life as a nation will running out.