Ed Quillen, editor of Colorado Central magazine, asked me for 2,000 words of opinion on last summer's forest fire evacuation experience, so I wrote them. And here is the sidebar.
But after this fall's hurricanes, the earthquake in Kashmir, and other tribulations, all I can say is that we had it pretty easy, even though we feared losing our home.
The best part was getting to quote George Leonard Herter. Steve Bodio followed up with these observations.