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January 13 – Unsettling thoughts


Vallejo 7:20 a.m.  I pass on the 2-door BMW convertible this morning, and get in the back comfy seat of a big roomy gas guzzling Nissan Pathfinder suv.  Lovely morning here, green rolling hills, air fresh from last night’s showers, traffic moving nicely.

Not so lovely 3,000 miles away in Port au Prince.  After watching CNN’s coverage early this morning of yesterday’s  devastating 7.0 quake in Haiti, I feel uneasy about the series of smaller quakes we’ve been experiencing here in No Cal this last week.  And today Governor Schwarzenegger declared a State of Emergency for Humboldt County, following Saturday’s 6.5 shake.

As we come up on the Bay Bridge, I can’t help but think about the 1989 Loma Prieta Quake and that haunting photo of the car hanging over the broken bridge.   The 104th anniversary of the Big 1906 Shake is coming up in a few months.   I don’t feel quite so secure or comfy in this cozy ride.

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