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Detour

To the people who still read this blog, thank you. There isn’t much to say about the quake these days, although it continues to affect our lives, and probably will continue to do so for a long time. But we’re … Continue reading

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Belated Update: July 20

I guess I missed the deadline for the four month update, but since I make the rules here, I forgive me. I was away and only got back on July 11, so I’ll cut me some slack. At this point, … Continue reading

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Copycats

There was an article on the front page of the paper today saying pretty much exactly what I posted yesterday except with lots more details. There’s no by-line. Shouldn’t I have gotten credit for that?

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Update: June 11, three months post-quake

In trying to keep perspective, I made a list of some of the awful items in the newspaper: Drought in Europe, food prices rising in China, US unemployment is at 10%, active volcano in Chile, continuing awfulness in the Middle … Continue reading

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Update: May 11, two months post-quake

Trauma still comes in waves. I had to really fight myself not to cry at the gym today. I was lying on a stretch mat and noticed that they’d removed most of the light bulbs from the fixtures, and it … Continue reading

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Update: April 25

There was an article in the paper today by an American who has been living in Sendai for years and recently returned after evacuating with his family. He said that there had been no violence or looting, because that would … Continue reading

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Business as usual

I saw in the paper today that most embassy staff have returned and are back to normal function. Travel restrictions have been lifted. The danger zone around Fukushima has been narrowed. Apparently, current radiation levels in Tokyo are only half … Continue reading

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