For those of you living beyond the borders of San Diego County, California, you’ve likely seen on television the devastation suffered by many of our residents down here. Where I live, Imperial Beach, we were not in any immediate fire danger. Our problem here was smoke and soot and ash falling like snow, choking our breath, and seeping into every imaginable opening in our home.
I’m pleased to report that my good friend Alan James (singer songwriter and performer extrordinaire) was able to return his home which was thankfully spared by the heroic efforst of neighbors and some wonderful firefighters on the ground and in helicopters.
For you high-bandwidth users, this link provides a video that documents the situation of last week for many friends in this area:
Deb and I escaped for four days to Bosch Baha’i School in the mountains above Santa Cruz where the air was fresh and the music was outstanding. More on that in my next post.