Posts made in March, 2011

Pay It Forward: Japan Recycles and Rebuilds

Posted by on Mar 19, 2011 in Alaska, earthquake, Family, Japan, travel, tsunami | 1 comment

My Japanese family is safe from immediate danger, and living near Osaka, but thoughts of the wonderful Japanese people came to me this morning. When I first saw earthquake video online last week, one impression was that we humans are just like ants, powerless against the forces of nature, swept away by a careless footfall or flood. The Japanese are busily responding to nature’s cataclysm as they tirelessly and selflessly clean up and begin to rebuild their homeland. Having just come from a five-week visit in Japan over the holidays, I have an entirely different perspective than I would...

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