It’s hard to write about anything other than an earthquake today, as I watch TV’s non-stop coverage of the 8.9 Richter seismic event in Japan. The Washington coast stands ready for the possibility of a tsunami (Japanese, “harbor wave”), the potentially devastating, high energy wall of water that can bulldoze onto a coast and plow away everything in its path. So far, things in our state seem calmer than expected; we hope it will continue that way.

Perhaps appropriately, the origin of “quake” is unknown.

Our hearts go out.

About Verla

Wordfreak. Linguist. WA State licensed P.I. #3377. Principal, Viera Investigations. Spanish-English interpreter. Sole proprietor, Encanto Language Services. Erstwhile librarian. Texan by birth, cheesehead by upbringing, latina by soul, PacNWer by choice. Jewelry artist, Different Drummer Designs. Owner, world’s most gigantic dachshund. Driver, world’s almost smallest car. Chocoholic. Lover of things purple.
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