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Last Friday I thought I had had a tough week. I had a bad cold, my mom and I had gotten into a colossal fight and my car had been totaled while we were away in New Orleans. In perspective though, it really wasn't bad. The events that occurred in Japan and across the Pacific have left me crippled with sadness and empathy. I've made a donation to the Red Cross (


) and hope that this can serve as a reminder to those of you who have been meaning to help out in some capacity.