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"All shook up" Continued...

In other words, we all got a teaspoon taste of how helpless it can feel to be caught in the middle of a natural disaster. Besides being thankful that we were spared a worse calamity, maybe enduring those 45 or so seconds of shaking buildings and wavy sidewalks will inspire us to reach out and offer real help to those still recovering from tragedies of much greater magnitude.

In the meantime, hopefully Wednesday will be a more normal (i.e., quiet) August recess day in D.C.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Edward Lee Pitts
Edward Lee Pitts

Lee is WORLD's Washington Bureau chief. As a reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, he was embedded with a National Guard unit in Iraq. He also once worked in the press office of Sen. Lamar Alexander.

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