Graphic by Dr. Mark Kimura
We took Fred the cat down to the kennel to board. It's in Puna. The access road to the place is unpaved, and the huge potholes were full of water from the downpours. Luckily, I had navigated this road before and knew the potholes were not deep. The kennel is above the flow and so safe, although the air quality could get pretty bad.
We're going to be glad to get away from the stress for a while. It is chronic, even for those of us who are not directly impacted. This is what happens to an underserved community when disaster strikes.
Just ordered tickets online for an event at Seattle Town Hall on Wednesday with Katha Pollitt, who is on a book tour for her new book, Pro, which I am in the midst of reading. I've never seen her in person, though have exchanged tweets, so this should be fun. Today Town Hall is hosting Thomas Frank and Atul Gawande. Sorry to be missing them. Town Hall is such a great resource. Seattleites are lucky.