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Entries by Michelle Renee from 10/2007

A Fourteen Year Old Girl With a Dream

| Posted 10.21.2007 | Healthy Living

My daughter sat next to me and said, "Mommy, I got out of the shower and had to write something that is in my head down on paper. Do you want me to read it to you?"

When Ashes Fall: Journal Entry During San Diego Fire Storm

| Posted 10.22.2007 | Healthy Living

Looking around my house, almost as if things were in slow motion, what matters most came as quickly as the fires themselves. All the "stuff" around us didn't matter at all.

The Color of Dawn: Day 2 of the San Diego Firestorm

| Posted 10.23.2007 | Healthy Living

The sun is doing its best to shine on San Diego this morning. But it is the yellow-orange hue mixed with gray ash that is dawn today.

Things We Learn For "Next Time": San Diego Firestorm

| Posted 10.24.2007 | Politics

It has been incredible to see the cooperation of agencies and the organization of disaster response efforts during a time that could so easily be complete mayhem.

Why Are Fire Evacuees at an Outdoor Stadium?

| Posted 10.25.2007 | Healthy Living

I am up after 2:00 a.m., not for gusting winds and the smell of smoke, although that is still thick in the air. This time it is the burning questions that have me wide awake.