Stories and Lore

California Coyote

I encountered the coyote pictured here crossing my path on a foggy January day just as the sun was setting; just me and the coyote. If you’ve ever encountered a coyote in the wild, you’ll notice that they don’t tend to run off as most other wild animals do. They just stand their ground and… Read More California Coyote

Making a Difference and Braided Rope

What do braided rope and making a difference in the world have in common? Read this great article by Angus Hervey, featured in Future Crunch to find out. Although some of the references used in the story may fade over time, conceptually the analogy will remain accurate. Really liked this one.

The Fire of 2020

In the early morning hours of Sunday, August 16 through Monday, August 17, 2020 a series of highly unusual thunderstorms rolled through most of northern California. With these thunderstorms came a reported 10,849 lightning strikes that, within a 72-hour period, sparked more than 350 fires across northern California. I remember being woken real early on… Read More The Fire of 2020