Monthly Archives: March 2011

Update: March 26

I am pleased to report that there’s nothing much to report. No noticeable aftershocks yesterday or today. Kitty is asleep on my lap. Most stores have milk; bottled water is not to be had. Between the two of us, we … Continue reading

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Update: March 25

I talked with friends at the gym today, mostly about the quake, of course, mostly, “Where were you?” and “Did anything get broken?” Many seemed impressed that I was outside, although it couldn’t have been any pleasanter indoors. A lot … Continue reading

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Update: March 23

Fallout comes at us from unexpected angles. Part of yesterday’s work was making some changes to the materials we’re producing. One thing was a story book that had the word “earthquake” in it. We took it out. There was also … Continue reading

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Update: March 22

During a conversation with a colleague today, I realized that I’m from Pennsylvania, home to Three Mile Island. I was rained on in Europe after Chernobyl in 1986. And I’m here now. Nuclear disaster seems to have an affinity for … Continue reading

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Update: March 21

Happy Vernal Equinox Day! I had a blast at the dojo yesterday. Many more boys than usual showed up so Sensei made the fighting class harder than usual and that was fun. Then he assigned me a really great partner … Continue reading

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Update: March 20

Today has been a nice day. The sun is shining and things are warming up. There was another small quake last evening. Hiroshi was very impressed that my reaction was to calmly reach over and turn off the gas heater. … Continue reading

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Update: March 19

I’ve been hearing some absolutely silly stories coming from US news sources, like people are wearing surgical masks because of radiation. Not true. It’s pollen season–people do that every year. I’ve got the snotties myself today. And we’re not “refugees” … Continue reading

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