Many of you have been following the thread(s) about monkey tsneds living in Japan about 150 miles SW of the Fukushima reactor. He has been able to secure a 03/17 outbound flight for his pregnant wife, 4 year old son, and himself. I know that all of us are greatly concerned for the safety and welfare of all residents of Japan but we have a personal concern for our members so tsneds will be in our thoughts in the coming days. I hope he can keep us posted on his progress, journey, and what he has learned that will help us all as we prepare for the uncertainties of the world. What many of you may not know is that we have at least one other monkey with family in Japan. Bear, one of our founding members, has family that he has been unable to contact. While Bear quietly goes about helping others, he has been silent about his family concerns. I hope he doesn't mind that I am bringing this to the attention of our community. For those of us who are inclined toward prayer, two of our own are in need. For those whose beliefs do not include prayer, good thoughts are certainly in order. Both Bear and tsneds will be front and center in my thoughts and prayers.