I'm happy to have heard from our Hawaii artist friends that the expected tsunami was a non-event for Hawaii and everyone is okay. That's wonderful!
So our thoughts return to the people of Chile, who are suffering their tragedy. Fortunately, it sounds like they are better prepared than Haiti was - more developed country, better structures, stable government, etc.
Having lived in San Francisco many years ago, I'm willing to bet this is all on their minds, since they are part of the "Ring of Fire" - that circle of quake faults in the Pacific that is so unstable.
What a winter we are having all across the world ...