I spent several hours of my Saturday working on the apartment and unfortunately it's difficult to be happy or proud of a day's hard work when such devastating disasters as the Earthquake and Tsunami have hit Japan. With that said, I will post the days progress another time and speak on Japan.
I have spent much the day thinking about my friends in Japan (who as of now are ok) and of course the millions of other people who have been affected by these disasters. My heart goes out to everyone and I hope that we can all pitch in something, whether it be funds or well wishes. The Elizabeth Avedon blog has a great post to support the relief efforts, The Wall Space Gallery is hosting a show titled Life Support Japan where we can purchase 8"x10" limited edition, signed prints. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to non-profit organizations.
Also, Philanthropy.com has a list of trusted charities who have quickly responded to these disasters.