I saw the Washington Post headline for a series on the world food crisis -- the first article, "Where Every Meal Is a Sacrifice" -- on the way home tonight. The video, about two families in Mauritania trying to cope on the edge of a food disaster, left me in dread and asking "What would I do if I were them?" (And feeling rather self-conscious that I had a snack of rice pudding which was almost the same as the first family had as their -- perhaps -- only meal.)
The only sane response is to ask "What ought I to do?" I just gave the Friends of the World Food Program another $100 and I challenge you to give what you can. Thank you.