I'm sure most of my regular readers are aware of the recent 8.9 magnitude earthquake that has occurred just off the coast of Sendai, Japan. This is the largest earthquake to ever hit Japan in recorded history and the seventh largest in the world since we've been records have been kept.

So what do we do? We do what we always do, we post about it online, but while you're tweeting and Facebooking today why not take a minute and make a donation to the Red Cross relief effort?

Your gift to the American Red Cross will support our disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific. On those rare occasions when donations exceed American Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters.

And while you're at the Red Cross website why not consider becoming a volunteer or finding a local blood drive? These are the folks that show up at every major disaster and try their best to make things livable for the victims. Got some bad karma you need to offset? Maybe this will tip the scale back into your favor a little. Or maybe just do it because it's the right thing to do?

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Whether you can donate or not how about we keep the folks over there in our thoughts today and spread the word about helping?