Welcome to 2019. If you've read this far, it means that you and I survived 2018; no small feat for many here in the north state considering the death and destruction wreaked by the Carr and Camp fires.
Many ANC readers and contributors alike lost homes, pets and security to these monster fires. Tens of thousands of others were in the same position I faced; fleeing under ordered evacuation, saying goodbye to our homes as if we'd never see them again; returning to intact homes with gratitude mixed with survivors' guilt.
Congratulations. We're here, and we have a new chance for another crack at a new year, older, wiser and stronger than before.
I've made a north-state wish list in no particular order, but it mainly involves Redding. Like many wishes, they may not be possible or practical. But they're on my wish list just the same. Feel free to chime in with your wishes in the comments section.
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