My prayers, like so many others' go out to the brave people of Burma a.k.a. Myanmar. What's ironic is that I just finished reading Amy Tan's book Saving Fish From Drowning . Burma is the setting for this book and Amy Tan is able to vividly describe the political situation in the region. In addition, I was extremely fortunate to have seen the Dalai Lama last year when he came to the University of Buffalo. It was one of the most moving events of my life. It is astounding just how small this world is getting.