This morning I almost touched it. The past. Home. I closed my eyes and I was almost There. There, where I’m nobody’s distant relative, or
Mother used to say I cared more for my animals – over the course of my lifetime a parade of dogs, cats, and horses –
From left, Al Murphy, Vic Tuck, and Don Torell at the UC Hopland Field Station.
This, too, is part of my backstory. I plan to attend a Board meeting in Sonora next month. Evan is now gone, after serving two terms, and there’s been a bit of turnover on the Board. Public service was (and still is) one of the best things I’ve ever done.