There are so many ideas I cling to in life. From one day to the next, I set expectations, measure myself by them, and then attack all the various feelings that accompany a life of plans, because if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that life doesn’t ever go as…

My youngest son stands in the ruins of his childhood home

You know the jingle, “Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.”

As a wildfire survivor who has suffered a total loss of property and pets, who has also been a customer of State Farm’s since I was sixteen, I’m not convinced that’s true.

Let’s play a game. Look around…

Nicole Sallak Anderson

Novelist, California wildfire survivor, and essayist. Discover my novels, Origins, Blood and Chaos, and Civilization’s End @Amazon. www.nicolesallakanderson.com

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