Well, this was an interesting Labor Day. Our high Sierras holiday stay was cut short due to the California Creek fire. As we drove up to the lake on Saturday to spend time in a friend’s cabin, we saw a plume of smoke and ash 15,000 feet high about 20 miles distant.
This was the same area where I took my two
boys and nephews mountain biking last weekend:
Fortunately, we were far enough away to
enjoy clear blue skies, but that changed on Sunday when the wind shifted
and we were blanketed with ash and smoke.
Should we head out immediately?
Or stay the night and leave Monday morning?
When you’re in relative comfort, it’s hard to face the
reality of (possible) impending disaster.
It’s like the human mind tricks us into thinking “we’ll
Like these lake goers:
Well, the decision was made for us on
Sunday afternoon when a neighbor knocked on the door and told us that an
evacuation order was issued.
We packed up and headed home – getting out just before the
main roads closed – glimpsing the fire burning on adjacent ridges as we
This got me to thinking about why it
is important to invite others to do things.
People at rest like to stay at rest, unless they have a good
reason to move (or take action).
Sometimes all it takes is a reminder.
So … right now, I’m the neighbor knocking at your
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