I had no idea it would come to this for y'all. Welcome to our world, and I pray you can afford it. I always envied Japan for it's self sufficient take on everything. Living on an island can't be easy. Add the huge population? So, yes, I've always admired Japan's ability to deal.

Sigh. We are what we are, no matter where we are, lan. For obvious reasons? May I refer you to a book that Cope directed me to a long time ago? "Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software" by Steven Johnson.

It gave me an odd peace of mind. We will all be OK. No matter what. We're fkn' hardwired. We can't help it.

I always deserve it. Really.