Author’s note: I recently came across a journal that I kept while on a trip to Christmas Island in 1987. This column, gleaned from the... Read more
The other day, my wife and I were making our one-acre slice of Alaska more “fire safe” by cutting down spruce trees that were too... Read more
Author’s note: The Clarion first published this column on Sept. 18, 1987. I’ve edited it for brevity. — LP
With so many people having to leave their homes due to natural disasters in recent weeks, I got to thinking about disasters.