April 11th, 2006

on NB

Getting ready to travel

I leave tomorrow, with thoughts of natural disasters in my head.

Two of the most likely disasters in the US have happened in the past five years,
and the 100th anniversary of an instance of the third will be a week from tomorrow.
And will be in my home, when I'm half the world away, on a trip made possible by another natural disaster.
I'll also be spending time in London, where I was on 11 September 2001, on this trip.

I am carrying award plaques from the ARRL to four radio amateurs for their humanitarian efforts in the tsunami of December 2004.
Their actions were directly responsible for the Indian government allowing our upcoming operations in the Andaman Islands.
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