Over the years I've heard from people in New Zealand via my blog or other places online, and I've always felt that New Zealand must be a land of "nice people". Never once have I been acosted or even mildly angered by anyone there (or Australia or Tasmania). Most of the angry readers I encounter are from America actually. Go figure. In any case, my thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the recent Earthquake. I hope they are able to put their lives together and move on as quickly as possible.