By now, of course, everyone has heard that there's been a brutal earthquake this morning in Santiago de Chile.
I found out early this morning when my mother called me, and asked if I had heard from my friend, beautiful and talented artist, Paholita, who resides in the Santiago.
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I immediately attempted to phone Paholita, unsuccessfully, but have since heard from both her and her daughter, and they are well.
I have other friends in Santiago, too.
I'm pleased to announce that my friend Hector Mansilla of the Fundación GnuChile is alive and well.
I'm still waiting to hear from otros amigos chilenos.
To all in Chile, we send MUCHO AMOR.
Les mando abrazos a todos, les quiero mucho.
¡VIVA CHILE, MIERDA!