In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the stampeding deaths in Baghdad, I'm feeling particularly helpless. I feel helpless in my own life right now because I'm not in control of my financial situation, or of my family life... But with these two disasters, I'm really blown away... If it were within my ability to go to Louisiana to help, right now I'm absolutely sure I would. But my responsibilities to my wife and our family mean that I can't. My heart goes out to you LA., and to the families of all those lost in Baghdad as well.