COMMENT:

On Sunday night I didn't think I'd be able to come up with the goods for a column this week.

News of a large earthquake centred in an area of Peru's jungle — where my partner was (and is) — had me emailing my editor and explaining that I'd likely be too distracted to deliver the goods.

In the morning light, it was clear that the depth of the quake was such that, while several buildings had collapsed, there was minimal loss of life. With no technology available for her to make contact anyway, I knew I'd just have

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