First, in light of today's horrific earthquake/tsunami, please consider donating to the Red Cross or to Shelterbox. Click here to learn about Shelterbox and to join a large group of Shelterbox donors organized by an author named Maureen Johnson. The link will take you to another writer's blog post about Maureen's efforts, as Maureen's own blog crashed today from the traffic.
And since we could all use a little more escapist fare on a day like today, here are two more things you should check out this weekend, especially if you're a fan of good comics.
My friends Scott Weinstein and Chris Zaccone write and illustrate After-School Agent, about a 13-year-old boy named Gordon, a typical teenager in every way except one - he's the U.S. military's most secret weapon.
In another vein, check out River City Hall, a satirical strip taking aim at local government. Written and drawn by Wes Walker, River City Hall proves that all politics are local. And awesome.
That's it for now.