The party was going swell. ANC publisher Doni Chamberlain threw a soiree for the site's online Carr Fire Scholarship auction that featured the finest in local foodstuffs and adult beverages, and my beloved and I were fortunate enough to be on the guest list two Fridays ago.
Living as we do in the tinderbox forest east of Redding, we don’t get out as much as we’d like, and it was invigorating to mix and mingle with interesting people, most of whom actually appreciate my writing.
As the wine and beer flowed, so did the conversation. Subjects discussed included basketball, the Carr and Camp Fires, the recently concluded midterm elections and the state of American journalism. Like I said, things were going swell. But I like beer, and nature made its inevitable call. I excused myself and made my way to the bathroom.
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