ONE SMALL PART OF THE RELIEF EFFORT
My daughter, Sophie, age 5, and her friend Rosie set up a lemonade stand outside our house today to raise money for victims of Katrina and Rita. They made signs decorated with many hearts and stood behind their table on the sidewalk for two hours, waving their little hands at passing cars. We figured they wouldn't get many customers -- Miami is not a famously neighborly place -- but a lot of people stopped. Sophie and Rosie sold all their lemonade at 25 cents a cup -- quite a few customers left a dollar and said keep the change -- and they ended up making $37 for the Red Cross. They're thrilled. I'm feeling pretty good myself, having been reminded that, even though it's not always obvious, there are plenty of good people out there.