I realize I am a few days late with this, but I want to express my sympathy for the people in Japan who are dealing with the recent earthquake, tsunami, and now radiation in some areas. While I typically like to keep things light and sports-related here — I am most certainly amped up for the NCAA tournament and upcoming baseball season — I feel it necessary to make mention of this.
Having a sister-in-law from Japan, who still has relatives there, has made this hit a little closer to home. Luckily her family is located far enough away from the most severe damage and is doing OK. Even so, I can’t even imagine how scary this must be for them.
The vast majority of crises in the world are caused by some person or group of people. The unique thing about natural disasters, however, is that there isn’t anyone to blame. In a way it creates a helpless feeling. Though perhaps a silver lining here is that instead of causing arguments, this has brought a lot of people together. We’re already seeing the support from here in the U.S.
I’ll be back soon with some NCAA tourney thoughts, but I’ll leave that for another day. Thank you for reading.