By now, I suppose everyone knows of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan. What no one knows for sure is the full extent to the devastation. I am not exactly sure how I will respond. It is almost certain that I know affected people. But aside from this post and perhaps a follow up, my response, whatever it is, will be material and, as far as I can contact friends in Japan, it will be personal. This is not the time for proxy concern.