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Wrinkle in The Skin


Around 8pm our time Christmas Day there was a colossal earthquake in the
eastern Indian Ocean. In Sri Lanka alone, 3,000 people are known dead — a
9/11-size death toll, in a nation with one tenth our population. The number
of dead in Indonesia, much closer to the quake, and much more susceptible to
tidal waves, is not known, but will likely be greater.

It is no news to any thinking person that the great systems of the world,
both human and natural, go on without a pause while we celebrate our holy
days. It bears reflecting on nonetheless.


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