Today, I am lucky. My step-kids are here with us after way too long an absence. And yet, even as I am grateful that we are together again as a family, my thoughts are with the people and animals of Japan whose worlds have been shattered. Friday, March 18th, bloggers around the world participate in a Day of Silence, in memory of the victims of Japan. Please join us. See forjapanwithlove.com to learn more or to donate towards emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies.