Archive for the tag 'Personal'

We have, unfortunately, yet another family health crisis here–one that’s not entirely a secret, as I’ve been semi-discussing it on Twitter and Facebook–that could be the most serious of all. That said, I’m hoping we get a plan in the next few weeks and I can go back to blogging as usual.

I don’t mess up often, but there are times I do.

I take full responsibility.

I haven’t finished my taxes yet. I’ve actually barely started.

This might involve my taking a vacation day or two before the 18th.

Just as I was starting to get some traction in my life (including blogging), a large earthquake hit Japan which resulted in a tsunami warning for Hawai’i. Destruction here was minimal, but we did have to evacuate from home to about a mile inland (we live less than 500 feet from the ocean and although we are not technically in an inundation zone, this is the second natural disaster in the over thirty years my family has lived here where we were asked to evacuate) at the unfortunate time of 1:30 am.

Fortunately, we just hung out in an elementary school parking lot and returned a few hours later, and we are all safe and sound, as are my friends in Japan whom I regularly communicate with on Facebook and Twitter.

Unfortunately, many others are not. I’m sure by now you’ve seen tthe devastation in Japan and heard of the loss of life elsewhere.

I’m still gathering up how to help best–I have already pledged that my March blog and clinical supervision income will go to relief efforts in Japan–but in the meantime my friend Brian Dote is compiling a list at his Skip A Lunch blog.

I’m going to do what I can to help those in Japan. Just because my family, my friends, and myself are safe doesn’t mean it’s over.

Ryan

Back With a Limited Schedule

While my cousin hasn’t been buried yet (it’ll be a few weeks apparently), it’s time to get back on the blogging horse. Lots of unanswered questions remain; my cousin was an athlete (a surfer) who was young (in his mid 50s), so this is not a typical situation.

Still grieving, but needing to get back to work.

…means a day off from blogging. No, it’s not my wedding, but I need to be there at something like 5:30 am to help with the technical aspects. Back to blogging tomorrow!