Saturday, March 12, 2011

When Disasters Are Personal

The news from Japan is truly mind-boggling. And it just gets more worrisome. This is the first time I've felt a personal connection to what's happening beyond the common humanity bond. My cousin, Tom Byer, has lived in Japan for twenty years. He and his family live in Tokyo. And I worried for them. But Twitter proved its worth this morning - when I went on to see if there were any feeds from him, I found he'd been on CBS news.

Tom Byer


Burke Women said...

Its amazing how social media unites people nowadays! Thankful and happy that your family is safe :)

Russell said...

Congratulations on your new book! I am just seeing your post about that this morning. Wonderful news and I am happy for you.

My thoughts are with the people in Japan who have been affected by the terrible natural disaster. That includes you and your family, too ...

Take care.

Susan said...

Thanks to both of you - they're fine - decided, wisely, to evacuate early on.
And thanks for the congrats on the book, Russell. I think perhaps the local Barnes and Noble is on to me - they hide the Nooks when I walk in the store now. I was setting them all to my book!