As most internet users, my e-mail inbox fills up with requests for s this time of the year. The most poignant is from Move On, which did such a superb job rallying voters to support Obama and which subsequently campaigned hard for his health bill. Now Move On lets us know that food banks are in crisis. Not surprisingly, given the state of the economy, demand is high and supplies are low. While on this topic, I must remember that it is time to honor good New Year resolutions by making blood donations to the Red Cross. It costs nothing to donate blood and you even get a cookie and fruit juice as a reward. Not a bad deal.
The next piece of e-mail to catch my attention comes from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology,