Category Archives: My town

The same night

Driving through the hills, trying not to watch the flames warm up the dark in the deadliest way possible, I made myself focus on following my friends tail lights. There were several hairpin bends and parts of the road so steep uphill it looked as if the nose of the car would soon be at such an impossible angle that the whole car would flip over and we would tumble into the dark valley. All… Read More »

24 hours in Thousand Oaks

The last couple of weeks have been intense, emotionally draining, exhausting, scary but thankfully full of community. I don’t think any of us who have experienced these events will ever forget them. We live in the Westlake Village area of Thousand Oaks. Until late in the evening of Wednesday the 7th of November, 2108, not many people outside Southern California, had ever heard of our town. Thursday we woke up to the appalling news that… Read More »