With all the Terry Schiavo stuff going on, please remember to do a living will. A related ethics article. I was reading up on locked-in states (paralyzed, but aware) and found this interesting book: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby who was trapped in his body for 2 years.
p.s. A friend's research sailboat recently rescued 49 Haitians stranded at sea.
p.p.s. There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses! [Other strange facts]