Thursday, October 16, 2008

Angel Island scorched

The island is in SF Bay. Read about it in a column entitled Rushing to see the apocalypse in Market Watch website.

As I traveled home Monday evening before sunset, and witnessed the charred remains of more than half of Angel Island, I wondered how many years or decades it might take for the island to be what it once was. Yet the next day's paper quoted experts saying that the grass will begin growing with the rains this winter and that by the spring it should be largely back to normal. One guy said it will look like a golf course before the end of the year.

And just as growth will return to Angel Island much sooner than its smoldering ruins suggest today, our economy and way of life will rebound long before we can possibly imagine right now as we stand before the flames.

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