I've found it really challenging to focus on my work this week. Like everyone, I've been so preoccupied with the sad and frightening situation in Japan. Above is a picture of me and my classmates (in 1993!) from the year I spent there as a Rotary Exchange Student. The city I lived in was not directly affected by the tsunami but the volatile nuclear situation is so scary for the whole country. I've spent a lot of time over the past few days looking at my scrapbook from that year wondering how how it must feel to be living through such a tragedy and worrying about people I haven't been in touch with for years. I'm relieved at least that the ones I am in contact with are safe.