As rebuilding continues after Hurricane Sandy, there are two things of which we can be certain. First, that Americans will respond with generosity toward those affected. And second, that only part of their response will have the intended impact.
The Shirts for Sandy logo "Stay Afloat" is a plea to those who have been affected by the storm not to give up hope and to stay strong in this tough time, and is also an attempt to encourage solidarity among those of us who were spared the worst.
In the twilight hours of a random Monday morning I suddenly bolted awake. I jostled Boyfriend who peacefully slumbered beside me. Then with my eyes still closed I groggily said to him: "I wanna drive a truck full of supplies to New York for the Sandy victims."