Becoming Climate Refugees

Trying to escape the California wildfires It’s the second time we’ve evacuated in four days We drive north and east, away from Napa Valley, away from the flames, away, we hope, from Continue Reading →

Waiting For Summer To End

In California, September is the cruelest month In other regions of the U.S, September brings tantalizing hints of fall I see it in the tweets and Facebook posts from people in Continue Reading →

Smoke Gets In My Head

Fire season is melting my brain As a native Californian, wildfire season should be no surprise I’ve lived here for most of my life. I raised my kids in the foothills Continue Reading →

Since Your Name’s On The Check . . .

I thought you should know how I spent it, Mr. President. Dear Mr. President, thank you for the money you sent. I do realize it wasn’t you sending it all by Continue Reading →