Author Archives: Bronwen

Re Evolution

One of my few remaining neighbors let me know about this event, festival, call to inspiration… whatever you want to call it. Given the current widespread anti-science agendas everywhere, I think something like this needs our support. Follow the link, … Continue reading

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Survival Is Not Enough

Reprinted from the Angeles Rising website. It has been a year since the Station Fire roared through my neighborhood, destroying over three-quarters of the homes here at Vogel Flats, not to mention the homes and businesses lost elsewhere in the … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day!

July is always a thought provoking month for me. All the hoopla about Independence Day, then my birthday in a couple weeks… it gets the brain cells churning, asking questions and pondering the validity of the common, trite answers most … Continue reading

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Simple Words

Reposted from AngelesRising.org A former neighbor posted something on a blog today that made my heart stop and my vision blur. They were simple words, yet reflecting a worst nightmare that many of us have been loathe to share, even … Continue reading

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Going Home

As I write this it has been nearly six months that I have been displaced from my home, a refugee of sorts, unable to live peaceably in the forest that I love and unwilling to face the chaos of episodic … Continue reading

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I’m in the LA Times again…

… this time for their “Money Makeover” column. Unfortunately, the reporter got several facts wrong. I have a Special Use Permit, not a lease. The 100-year lease thing is one piece of misinformation that just will not die. My permit … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to 2009

As 2009 comes to an end, I look back at all the changes it brought to so many forest dwellers. The Station Fire began modestly enough, but, like all things that cause great change, it caught everyone by surprise. I … Continue reading

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December 2009 News and Updates

I know it’s been a while since I’ve sent out an update. I’ve been gradually settling into my new life, trying to figure out what to do and how to do it. Overall, things are progressing. It just seems very … Continue reading

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Leaving Big Tujunga Canyon

I don’t know how closely you follow the news, but earlier this week the USGS released their assessment of the debris flow dangers created by the Station Fire. The unfortunate reality is that my house, Nana’s cabin, is right, smack in … Continue reading

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Station Fire, One Month After

The following is a repost of my first official Editorial on the Angeles Rising website. While I have been very careful to only post news and updates to that site, I felt the need to express an opinion given the … Continue reading

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