Monday, July 14, 2008

Vacation time

Some of us are leaving Jamesburg, leaving MonkeyBat in charge of a small crew of three. We plan on being gone until next weekend but given the hard road closures up at Carmel Valley Road, we'll be waiting on the outside with the rest of you to see how the fire progresses.

The fire is still not contained on this side of the dozer line so we trust that Jamesburg and Cachagua will still be standing when we return.

You can now find the Director's account of the fire at Tassajara and its effects here. Yesterday a couple of firecrews made it down the road to Tassajara to help with mopping up.

We'd like to thank some people for their sustained hard work in preparing Tassajara for the fire, and whose names you might not find elsewhere. Firstly the 15 who were ordered to leave Tassajara on the day before the fire: Aliyu Turaki, Bryan Clark, Carl Coppage, Devin Patel, Glenn Bradley, Jenine Alexander, Johan Ostlund, Joseph Schommer, Lauren Bouyea, Kim Seibel, Mark Macfarlane, Shundo David Haye, Steph Wenderski, Tim Kroll, Tom Johnson. Two people, Gina Horrocks and Michael Bodman left the day before the final evacuation.

For further information about Tassajara and the fire please see the SFZC website.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

relax... happy holidays

Renshin Judy Bunce said...

Nine bows of gratitude to you, and then nine bows again, for keeping this website alive and staying to care for Tassajara from the other side of the mountain. You've been an invaluable resource.

Renshin Bunce

Anonymous said...

Rehydrate and take care!

emanon said...

dear sitting with fire bloggers,

thank you, thank you a thousand thank you's

you gave us information, you fed the sangha and you reminded us of the interconnectedness of all beings.

ditadita said...

Yes, echoing comments above. Sitting with fire has been a lifeline to what is happening at Tassajara and Jamesburg for those of us who care deeply and are dispersed elsewhere in the world. Thank you so much for your work and have a much-earned rest.

Chris vLS said...

Thank you so much for this blog. We were supposed to come as guests this Friday. Sorry we can't help come to clean up!

Enjoy your break.

carol said...

If you haven't seen Capt. Mike's most recent post, go to Firefighter Blog. It's all about Tassajara, and it's very moving as well as clear and informative.

Joan said...

Capt Mike has again said it all. Go to http://firefighterblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Basin%20Complex
We on the outside will miss the posts from Jamesburg. They have been a vital lifeline. Thank you for all your good work, and rest well.

Kathryn said...

Please enjoy a much needed and deserved rest. Thank you ALL for ALL you have done...

bowing deeply....

Kathryn Stark
SCZC

Tim said...

Thank you Jamesburg crew! I would also like to acknowledge that our fire monks have support now, which is wonderful news. Similar info has been posted on SFZC.org as well as a link to an SF Chronicle comic about the fire monks.

Jane said...

Jamesburgers, you have been invaluable parts of so many lives for so long now... Thank you for your great service to us all, in smoke, under pressure of evacuation yourselves. You have been the bell and han and drum whose sounds carry out into the world.

I hope you get some much deserved rest. Thanks for that gracious acknowledgment of all who made Tassajara ready for survival.

Keith and Leslie, thank you too--though we don't hear your voices here, I know well what you have been doing, and are still doing-- Illich called "shadow work" those labors without which the more visible things aren't possible. Your countless acts of connection, assistance, and communication, your hospitality to those who have landed at your door, your ongoing deep practice--these too I remain deeply grateful for, old tangaryo stablemate Keith, and Leslie, pioneer layperson daisho.

Chris and Kathleen, breathe deep some clearer and quiet air.

Jane

Amy said...

"I can think of no more stirring symbol of man''s humanity to man than a fire engine."

By: Kurt Vonnegut

That includes fire helicopters, bulldozers, people with hoses and shovels, people manning telephones, and on and on.

Professional firefighters, volunteer firefighters, and everyone in between, thank you for your humanity to your fellows and for your hard work.

mb in Port Angeles said...

Woohoo. Cuke.com has a photo of the five Tassajara firefighters.
(DC says that Steve's wife sent it.)
http://cuke.com

Tim said...

In addition to the wonderful photo, we have updated the SFZC.org web site with some Jamesburg info.

Anonymous said...

Regarding :

"I can think of no more stirring symbol of man''s humanity to man than a fire engine."


Do we really need more symbols of man and man?

What are we doing about our relationship to man and nature?

Melinda said...

jamesburg crew - im happy to know that you are going on vacation! Thank you so much for creating this blog and continuing to update us, along with the gaggles of other things you do to take care of tassajara, and with humor to boot...

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I am also going to have a vacation. I hope that we both have a great time and safe trips. I will make sure that everything in my trip is going to be remarkable. I wish you make yours too.

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rajmangal said...

Thank you Jamesburg crew! I would also like to acknowledge that our fire monks have support now, which is wonderful news.
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