Category Archives: World Events

50 People Hold the Fate of Millions

Through periodic hydrogen gas explosions 50 people risk their lives  to crawl through what the New York Times call the  “labyrinths of equipment in utter darkness pierced only by their flashlights.” These brave operators stayed behind to pump seawater on exposed fuel at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station  in Japan. The New York Times […]

“We are all Japanese.”

The earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan have captured our lives and smallness to make us understand just how connected we are. The devastation wrought by these disasters now have been compounded by the threat of nuclear meltdowns. As of this morning, Tuesday, March 15,  there have been reports of an explosion at a third plant […]

A Look into One’s Eyes

I do not think I would have survived in war. The timing of my birth was the thin shave that saved me from Vietnam. I feel fortunate for avoiding that war but I am in awe of survivors of that and other wars, who answered the call for whatever reason. All were affected. Even those […]

The World Knows How to Break Our Hearts

The world knows how to break our hearts. U.S. Representative Gabrielle Gifford is in critical condition because yesterday a gunman shot her in the head at almost point blank while she was meeting with constituents in front of a Safeway in Tucson, Arizona. The gunman also killed John M. Roll, 63, a federal district court […]