The terrible massive earthquake and ensuing floods affecting our friends in Japan has moved from stunning shock to sobering reality. The more I've seen the more troubling it has become as the day evolved. It speaks to how connected we really are.
I have some friends in Japan. I spoke with one friend today, Kohei, who wrote me back that things were quite bad in places and that they were still suffering from the ongoing quakes. In typical Kohei spirit he told me with a [smiley face] :) that he was okay, but would be under his desk for the day. He sounded okay, but things are definitely not okay there. I have not heard from some friends. I worry for Kohei and the others and all the people there. My sincere prayers go out to Japan in the days and weeks ahead.