Friday, March 11, 2011

Shaken But Not Stirred, well at least not at first. . . . .

Just an update from Japan. I'm safe and in Kunitachi, a suburb of Tokyo. I definitely felt the earthquake during an afternoon nap. Naturally I incorporated it into my dream until a mirror fell off my wall, shattering and waking me up. I slept through the first minute of the earthquake, but the next two minutes were pretty frightening. Most everything I owned fell to the ground, but otherwise my apartment was undamaged. The aftershocks have continued all day, but I'm safe for now and my neighborhood doesn't seem to have any damage. Men came by and inspected the building tonight. We got an A grade which I felt unduly proud of. All of the trains are stopped so I lost my main method of travel for today and tomorrow.

Ah, yet another reason I should catch up on my blog! No more afternoon naps until that's done!


  1. Okay, that sounds so damn scary. By the way, are you still in Tokio? Do you think it is safe there for the moment? I watched the news some minutes ago and it looks horrible.
    I am so worried. Write something, Andrew!

  2. it probably is safe in tokyo, but i have been ordered out of japan by the Watson fellowship. i'm now in taiwan waiting for approval to reenter!