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Dicky Neely commented on Robert Starkey's blog post Yes, My House Is Still Standing, But...
"Very sorry so many were hurt and killed by these fires. I have a friend in Santa Rosa and she was  lucky her house was spared while many others are now in ashes. I went through Harvey and was very lucky but so many were not.  There are…"
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Robert Starkey commented on Robert Starkey's blog post Yes, My House Is Still Standing, But...
"Exactly, kosher. "
7 hours ago
koshersalaami commented on Robert Starkey's blog post Yes, My House Is Still Standing, But...
"It has similarities to when someone close to you dies. People are very attentive in the immediate aftermath, but sometimes when you need the help dealing is after the fuss dies down. "
9 hours ago
Anna Herrington commented on Robert Starkey's blog post Wine Country Wildfires (Retrospective of a Community In Crisis)
"Thanks for letting us know - I wondered if you meant your personal home or Santa Rosa home in your post. No, it's not over, not by a long shot. The fires up here are still going, too, although we've gotten more rain in Oregon than you guys…"
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Robert Starkey commented on Robert Starkey's blog post Wine Country Wildfires (Retrospective of a Community In Crisis)
"My home is safe for now. Thanks to courageous first responders who risked their lives to save our homes. The danger is not over. "
Sunday
Anna Herrington commented on Robert Starkey's blog post Wine Country Wildfires (Retrospective of a Community In Crisis)
"Gorgeous photos - such a beautiful area. Is any of it un-scorched today? Sorry to read your home didn't make it. So sorry, Robert."
Saturday
Anna Herrington liked Robert Starkey's blog post Wine Country Wildfires (Retrospective of a Community In Crisis)
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Anna Herrington commented on Robert Starkey's blog post In The Center Of A Firestorm
"Robert, you tell of the shock, suddenness and horror really well. Did your house remain unscathed or it was lost like so many others? Do you even know yet? So sudden. We westerners are used to wildfire but so often it's just the smoke that…"
Saturday
Foolish Monkey commented on Robert Starkey's blog post Wine Country Wildfires (Retrospective of a Community In Crisis)
"California is heaven on earth. We left because my family is here, the grandchildren are here but always we dreamed of going back.  This is heartbreaking. I wish I could offer something positive. All I can think of is to please stay safe. "
Saturday
koshersalaami commented on Robert Starkey's blog post Wine Country Wildfires (Retrospective of a Community In Crisis)
"I've been there. It is, or was, gorgeous. "
Oct 13
alsoknownas commented on Robert Starkey's blog post Wine Country Wildfires (Retrospective of a Community In Crisis)
"I wouldn't be able to describe it either Robert."
Oct 13
vzn liked Robert Starkey's blog post In The Center Of A Firestorm
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J.P. Hart commented on Robert Starkey's blog post In The Center Of A Firestorm
"Affectionately: and to think the powers that be are playing snide ping-pong with ICBMs. AOTUS (Alpha of the United States) must be hard of hearing, Kim Jung Un bat-shock crazy. I wish it would rain, Mr. Starkey. An epic horizontal John Hawkes…"
Oct 12
Robert Starkey commented on Robert Starkey's blog post In The Center Of A Firestorm
"On the spiritual side: I believe in karma!"
Oct 12
Foolish Monkey commented on Robert Starkey's blog post In The Center Of A Firestorm
"Agreed with Jon!"
Oct 12
Rosigami commented on Robert Starkey's blog post In The Center Of A Firestorm
"Almost incomprehensible.  I wish you well, Robert."
Oct 12

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I am a world traveler, writer, blogger, veteran Gay civil rights advocate, political activist, founder of Smokefree Revolution, AKA The Truth Fairy.

Robert Starkey's Blog

Yes, My House Is Still Standing, But...

Posted on October 19, 2017 at 6:01am 3 Comments

This morning I am forced to come to terms with the reality of how media affects our concept of disasters. As the fires approached my community of Oakmont, California in the early hours of Monday morning,…

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Wine Country Wildfires (Retrospective of a Community In Crisis)

Posted on October 13, 2017 at 12:26pm 6 Comments

For the rest of the world to truly understand what we are going through, I offer this photographic retrospective. It’s impossible to find adequate words to express the loss and anguish I am experiencing during the Wine…

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In The Center Of A Firestorm

Posted on October 11, 2017 at 6:00pm 11 Comments

Sunday morning was as normal as any day in my life. My friend Nikki dropped me off in my driveway after our daily 2 1/2 hour walk around Spring Lake with her dog Beso. I closed the car…

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Dreams Can Come True

Posted on September 26, 2017 at 8:30pm 6 Comments

When I was 17 years old, living in Central Illinois, I felt completely separated from my peers in high school. While others my age were dating and dancing, I was reading copies of the Sunday New York Times and dreaming of traveling to exotic destinations around the…

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