Last updated: April 05, 2021

We Are Rising—

Yesterday we visited Mount Diablo Grand Loop Trail, and this is one of the many memorable scenes that nature has to offer—a small patch of California poppies against the aftermath of wildfires. I’ll let the picture speak for itself:

A picture taken at Mount Diablo State Park in California. A small patch o California poppy, the state flower, at the center, half burned, withered branches in the foreground.

This is California. We make our mistakes. We fall. And we rise. 1 This is us.


I don’t have time to be original, so I am riffing off of a number from a number in a famed musical.