I should have mentioned this sooner but several of you report you've already donated to Operation USA to aid the clean-up and support efforts made necessary by Hurricane Sandy. Not that there's anything wrong with sending money to the Red Cross but I send mine to these folks because I've seen how passionate and skilled they are about helping, and how so little of what I give them goes for administrative purposes. They're real good at getting there fast with what's needed. If you'd been thinking you owe this blog a tip, send the cash to them instead. I'd just squander it on silly eBay purchases anyway.