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Today was actually supposed to be a fun day here on the site as it marks the sixth anniversary of me starting my non-stop blogging run. Yes, for six years now I have blogged on this site every single day, but the events in Japan have sucked anything close to happy thoughts out of my head.
As very long time readers of this site know, or as anyone who knows me more than passingly can attest, I have a deep love for the country of Japan and its people. I have visited the country three times, and I have been obsessed with the culture since the second grade. What has happened there has made me feel like my heart has been torn from my chest. I see what’s happening there and the first thing I want to do is leap in and assist in any way possible for all that country has given me over the years.
The good news is that I have heard in one way or another from everyone I know there, and all are safe and accounted for. I have offered assistance in any way I can to those people, though I truly have no idea what I could do from here, but all they need to do is ask.
In the meantime, I beseech you, if you are in the United States, please text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 that will be charged to your monthly cellular bill. I did it this morning, you quickly get a reply asking you to confirm, you reply with “YES” and you get a final text confirming your donation. Japan is going to need more supplies than I can even begin to comprehend. I ask you from a personal level, if you are a long time reader of this blog, if you know me at all, I respectfully ask that you donate to the fund. If you would like to donate in some other way, please consult CNN’s donation page for a list of reliable places to make your donations.
Oddly enough, there is a blogger named Luis from BlogD that inspired me launch this marathon run of blogging, and he just happens to be an American living & working in Japan. He’s updated his blog, so I know he’s fine, but it just seems funny that it seems everything about this post somehow comes back to Japan.