I am saddened by what has happened in Japan. The terrifying 8.9 earthquake, which then led to a huge tsunami, has been so tragic. Watching the pictures and seeing cities just completey wiped out in less than a minute is so sadly mesmerizing. The dangers that lie ahead, the desparation that will be felt by so many, and the sorrow and grief of those who lost loved ones is more than one can bear. My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan, and to those who will help in the recovery process. They have a tremendously long and arduous journey ahead of them.