Tsumami Blogs

Here is a great start if you’re looking for Tsunami blogs. This one has many, many volunteer contributors with first hand accounts of all kinds of stuff happening. They have over 300,000 site hits in less than one week. I havn’t had time to read through it all, but scroll down the page to see what people are doing now in various countries affected by the waves, waves, waves…

Job Search Woes

Job “A” has been offered to someone else that the staff knows well, but the director is not convinced he will take the job…wants to keep me on the line. Job “B” is offering me a big bonus to sign now and not later. I like Job A better. Job C is offering me some fun, part time work in a desirable location with lousy pay that would probably be the best job of them all if it didn’t end after 2 months.

What should I do now? Get more interviews? Accept job B for a good salary and a big bonus? Wait for job A, miss out on possible bonus for job B? Accept Job C and say screw the rest of ’em, then worry about income for month 3 when the time comes?

What should I do???

PS If you are my parents or a close relative (aunt, uncle, cousin, brother, sister-in-law, nephew or grandparent), please do not ask for any more details…this is all you’ll get!

Doctors Without Borders has sent several aid teams to South Asia to assist there. You’ve probably heard that the expected death toll from communicable disease may approach the death toll from the tsunamies themselves. Malaria, dengue, cholera and pneumonia are expected to begin to spread quickly if clean water & other supplies are not made quickly available. This is medical aid at its most basic level and I wish I could go help. Sadly, I have to finish another 6 months of residency, but maybe someday…

For more about tsunami’s, check out the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s web site