I don’t have any answers. I have a lot of questions. But I don’t have any damn answers. I have thoughts. I have some beliefs. But, as my buddy Todd Snider once said, “Believing and knowing, those are two different things.”
And I don’t know what we do. About anything right about now. I sit down to dinner each night across the table from a smiling, goofy, wonderful seven year old and I try to help her make some sense of her world. I try not to lie. Sometimes I lie.
I don’t know that things are going to be Ok. And I don’t know where you even begin with earthquakes and hurricanes and unfathomable heartbreak and loss. But you have to start …. somewhere. We have to start. We do whatever little thing we can do.
I have 10 copies of Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way at my house. They’re just sitting there being lazy. Let’s put them to work.
This is a PBS Newshour story on ways you can help the people in Puerto Rico. Many of them have lost everything they have. Donate at least $50 and email me something like a receipt (by all means redact any info you need to redact) and I’ll send you a book. I’ll sign it however you’d like it signed. I’ll ship it wherever you’d like it shipped. I’ll include some of the custom bookmarks I had made when the book came out. They feature photos I took in Hollywood, Florida and Livingston, Montana.
I gave to United for Puerto Rico, but you may have another charity you prefer.
It’s not a lot, but it’s a little. I imagine it all helps.