Author: Douglas Craig

In 2013, the Rockefeller Foundation announced they were would be investing millions of dollars in helping to create 100 Resilient Cities. After reviewing over 1,000 applications from throughout the world, they announced their final group of cities in 2016.

I always have a Decomposition Book I write in and when the fire hit, I had two different ones going, one at home and one at work. On August 25, 2018, I wrote a piece I called Burned House Blues.

Here is an excerpt:

On July 19, 2018, Pamela died. One week later, our house burned down along with 1,078 other homes full of stuff in Redding, California.

“ADHD is like having a Ferrari brain with bicycle brakes.” -Ned Hallowell, M.D. It was December of 1990. I was in the early months of my fourth year in private practice and found myself...

Okay, so let me confess something before I get into this. I don’t like to argue. I really don’t. I’m a bit of a conflict-a-phobe. And in the last 15 years, I have learned to not argue with anyone who is convinced that human beings are not responsible for the current climate crisis impacting our Earth. I avoid this for the same reason I would avoid trying out for the Golden State Warriors. It is futile. I would completely and utterly fail.

“Once it becomes possible to disregard the welfare of future generations, or those now vulnerable to flooding or drought or wildfire – once it becomes possible to abandon the constraints of human empathy –...

“What is is what’s happening before you have a thought about it. Suffering occurs when you believe in a thought that is at odds with what is, what was, or what may be.” Adyashanti...

It was about two weeks after the Carr Fire. Maybe three. We met in a church. The room was full. We came – my wife and I – with the expectation that this would be a chance to heal from the mind-numbing horror that our daily life had become since the inferno had vaporized our home and all it contained and left a smoldering pile of ash, rack and ruin.