Comments: Denver's Burning

We've had a really cool spring: at the farmer's market they're complaining about how slowly stuff's maturing. But summer's here now, just in time for Max's first scout-camp-without-parent.

I had my usual collapse-panic-write-conference start to the summer, now I'm playing catchup on a relatively new professional obligation that is driving me more than a little crazy, because it's been handed off to me with very little real training and with some huge liabilities.

Tonight my mother called to talk about plans for the High Holy Days, and I have to admit that my first reaction was "are you kidding me?" But cheap plane fares wait for no man...

Posted by Jonathan Dresner at June 12, 2013 09:34 PM

I've been watching the weather/news, and it looks nasty with the fire up there. Black Forest is where Meg used to live, right? Such a pretty area, not good to burn it. I hope the cities stay safe.

And the hot weather! I've been watching that, too, and thinking how nice it is not to be living in Southern Nevada any more...

Posted by Dail at June 13, 2013 02:34 PM

How did the conferences go, Jonathan? Anything cool happen at any of them?

Kansas summers are why I left Kansas. :)

@Dail - Yes, Black Forest is where Meg lived. Don't know if her old house survived or not--the fire's not out yet and they're saying 400+ houses were destroyed. :(

Posted by Anne at June 18, 2013 10:21 AM

Once, I was in a car with some others with a frneid at the wheel, one of 17 siblings born and raised in Brooklyn, who insisted on backing up the wrong way up one of the Avenues on the East Side in the 50s in order to get a parking spot (the light was changing, it was, well, somewhat clear). A completely fearless NY driver. He is known for relying on the rosary (like many NY tough guys, cops, firefighters, etc) in all things, confidently asserting its protection. For my part I just white-knuckled it until we were safely in the spot.

Posted by Dayancitha at August 3, 2013 07:11 AM