Two days ago Japan was devastated by an 8.9 Mag earthquake, and a terrible Tsunami. This is surely one of the worst disasters in human history - currently 1,900 people have been reported dead or missing and the death toll is expected to rise. The number of families displaced, evacuated and seeking shelter is close to 400,000. Whole neighborhoods, and districts have been swept away leaving nothing but empty patches of earth. The loss of life and livelihood is absolutely heart wrenchingly catastrophic. My heart is broken for this country that has welcomed me for the past 5 years.

Before this news is out of sight and out of mind, please PLEASE consider donating to some sort of disaster relief charity. The American, Japanese and International Red Cross societies are a good place to start.

In addition, for the rest of the month I will be donating 100 of proceeds from book sales to disaster relief efforts. Please consider buying a book and supporting those most affected by the earthquake and tsunami.


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