I have come to the conclusion that I will not be of most use to the world by spending two-thirds of my day reading appeals, sending petitions, signing others and donating more than I can afford.
I therefore have decided NOT to open the computer before I have taken a walk/gone to morning minyan/eaten breakfast (all depends on the day); to donate money no more than once a week; to limit time on the computer; and not to miss meditating. I suspect that I may do more good in meditation and prayer than on line. The pull to group-worry is hard to resist, and renders me less effective. And I think I may actually take out some fabric and paint and make a banner to hang where I will see it a lot, with what I keep hearing my beloved and wise Zalman's voice saying: "Hartzeleh, sorg sach nisht: s'iz doh a Gott in der velt..."
(Do not worry; there is still a G-d in the world...)
Meanwhile, the best response I have found, and that I will keep track of, comes from Van Jones.
I highly recommend checking it out and following it up.
I joined a group of Jews/Christians /Moslems for potluck, checking-in and sharing inspirations for the near future. The good news is that if any of us had been sleeping through this last few years, we are awake now. I still keep feeling like the coming time is gonna be all full of surprises, that nothing will go as expected, that it's time to be on high alert: the Unexpected is afoot, and we must be awake.
(Which means that, since it is after midnight, I must go to sleep!)