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CA burning

As the one year anniversary of the terrible fires in Sonoma County passed, I was thinking it was probably time to unpin the post about ways to donate toward rebuilding the affected communities. And then the sky was full of … Continue reading

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Fire Recovery

The fires that ravaged Sonoma County have been contained, but there is a long road of rebuilding ahead. Here is a list of organizations and institutions whose funds will be used in the local community. Links range from RCU’s general … Continue reading

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Giacomini Wetlands Kayak Exploration

My third time kayaking was in the Giacomini Wetlands in the southern end of Tomales Bay. Part of Point Reyes National Seashore, the wetlands cover 550 acres. A so-called passive restoration was implemented in two phases over 2007 and 2008, … Continue reading

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nothing prepares you

N.o.t.h.i.n.g. Well really I can only speak for myself. Nothing prepared me. I don’t think anything could have. A picture is only a few square inches, bounded. But the reality extends in all directions. And I only had a from … Continue reading

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home again

I returned home last Monday, one of the fortunate ones whose home was not damaged in the fires that ravaged a huge swath of Santa Rosa. In fact, my entire neighborhood, and the path I travel between home and work, … Continue reading

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Fire Stories

You (the generic you – not me in particular – I can’t avoid them but I make a point to not look at too many – we can’t turn away, but we also have to know our own boundaries for … Continue reading

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The News This Week

At the Quarterly Employee Recognition Event at work a couple of weeks ago they were handing out collapsible water containers for emergency preparedness, which mostly made me think of earthquakes and that yes there’s some things I should do to … Continue reading

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