Update: thanks to our customers over the last 4 days, many of whom mentioned our relief program, we are donating about $1600 to Mercy Corps in solidarity with the people of Japan.
News from Japan this week unfolds, as Mr. Kunstler has it, “like the slow-motion blossoming of some gigantic evil chrysanthemum.” If anything can make a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami obliterating whole cities seem like a prelude — without forgetting the half-million hungry survivors shivering in the dark — it must be the threat of four nuclear reactors burning through all fetters of concrete, steel, seawater hose and the sacrifice of the Fukushima 50 to belch dire poison into the fickle wind and snow.
Help is help; stir yourself. Please consider making a donation. We will donate 10% of gross receipts Thursday through Sunday to Portland-based Mercy Corps.