Yesterday was the third anniversary of the US landfall of Hurricane Katrina. Now Gustav is bearing down on the gulf coast as a category 4 storm. Those of you who read here regularly are probably aware that my co-blogger Del and her family live in Mobile, and we have readers who are still recovering from the damage inflicted by Katrina and Rita. They and many other people in the path of the storm could use our good thoughts and prayers right now and may very well need a helping hand before this is over. Please hold all of them close to your hearts.