Blogs have followers, and surprisingly, besides supportive family members, I have followers who are people I have never met! It is a fact of our ever-shrinking, wired world, that even someone like myself, living on a small farm and not getting out much, will be connected to people all over the world, and will see the devastation of a disaster as it happens in another part of the world. The rest of the world is closely following the struggle of the people of Japan -strangers we see in video clips, as well as those we know and love- as they deal with their losses and reestablish order from the mayhem. These past few days, as my heart goes out to all the people in Japan affected by this, I can't help but worry about my follower, Chihiro. Chihiro, are you safe? My thoughts are with you and your family.