The Earthquake

8.9 on the Richter scale.  That’s one way to get me back writing on this blog of mine.

Thank you everyone for your messages of support and well-wishing.  Everyone I know is safe.  I had friends walk for 2 to 8 hours to get home last night.    News reports showed all bicycles had been sold out in Tokyo. My father-in-law drove through streets with no working traffic lights. He said the traffic was slow but orderly with drivers hand-signaling each other at intersections.

We were most worried about Tomoko’s 90 year old grandmother.  She lives by herself in a small farming village near the epicenter.  But we got word that she was perfectly fine. And her village, inland and on high ground, was largely unscathed.  What a miracle! Continue reading The Earthquake