Sometimes when I'm on the road or working late or early, I prepare a blog post in advance and schedule it to run in the morning. Each time I do that, I cross my fingers that nothing really awful happens between the time it was scheduled and the time it comes out.
I was fairly lucky for a while, but sooner or later it was bound to happen. This morning as I dragged out to get some motel coffee I was stunned by the images of destruction coming from Japan. It looked like the special effects crew of a disaster movie pulled out all the stops, but this time it's real. Some type of damage can be expected today over vast stretches of the Pacific.
For all the good it will do, my thoughts go out to all those affected by this devastation.