Praying for the people in Japan…


People gather outside Sendai station after a powerful earthquake hit northern Japan on Friday March 11, 2011. The ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday, killing scores of people as it swept away boats, cars and homes while widespread fires burned out of control. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

…and all along the Pacific Rim. How horrible and tragic; I hope my mom and relatives are safe in the Philippines and I also hope my former roommate and great friend, Yuhei Miyauchi is okay. He was going to school in Tokyo. Please keep them in your thoughts.

– Anthony


New ideas for 2011…

A cinnamon roll.

Watching the daily news is almost a continuously depressing matter these days.

With the Democrats and Republicans bickering, multiple world conflicts, immigration, the NYSE, Obamacare, and this unruly winter weather ruling the headlines, it’s hard to focus on anything else.

So, for 2011, I’ve decided to set aside at least two days (Wednesdays and Fridays) away from technology to spend more time with family…

…and to hopefully improve my skills in the kitchen.

Reading at least two novels per month is another goal I’m striving for this year. So if you’re a member of GoodReads (my screen name is anthonyshelley2014, I believe) or you simply have some great literary suggestions, please feel free to forward your lists.