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Menlo Park resident tells of his experience in Japan when the earthquake struck last week

Original post made on Mar 17, 2011

Chuck House, who lives in the Stanford Hills area of Menlo Park, sent us this account of his teaching a seminar in Hachioji, Japan, last Friday when the earthquake struck.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 9:46 PM

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Posted by Kathleen Faraday
a resident of another community
on Mar 17, 2011 at 10:05 pm

When Chuck read his account of this personal Ah ha moment prompted by his experience in Japan on Friday our small group of writers was astonished and touched by how every fiber of his being and ours was transformed into a deeper conciousness of small meaningful demonstrations of love and how fragile life is. Many do not get the chance to tell their story.
Chuck, you got it!

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Posted by Camander McBragg
a resident of another community
on Mar 17, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Why did they censor out my comment? Chucky has friends in high places.

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Posted by Gail Slocum
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Mar 21, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Chuck's gripping account underscores an important fact we happened upon during EQ preparedness training in recent years:

****SMS text messages do indeed get through when cell phones and land lines are down, or jammed by overload of calls.

People need to know that abotu SMS messages. Thanks for sharing this important face inside your compelling and well written story, Chuck.

Even more importantly -- I will not soon forget the lesson of the importance remembering to depart home with a warm, genuine hug and a sincere "I love you." This is a sliver lining of loss... it underscores what's really important, and the preciousness of every blessed moment with which we are blessed.

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