On our way to Milwaukee this Christmas we stopped in Lodi at a McDonald's for the usual break. We saw a man sitting at a table with a coffee and easel and a number of paintings that he was working on. We had a lovely chat with him and learned about his project. He is a member of an arts group in Lodi, Wisconsin. The artists are donating their talents to help the cleanup effort in Japan from the tsunami. It was great to meet him and hear what he and his other artist friends were doing to benefit the environment.