The "episode" I just published about Jim Huntington on frankpierson.substack.com is by far the most viewed of the series to date. Maybe it's because JC is such a fascinating character, born and raised in the Tri-Community only to return from a stellar IT career in Metro Phoenix to publish The Oracle and defend our community against all comers. Maybe it's because he woke up local residents to the twin threats of of water contamination and scarcity when many of us had fallen asleep. Or maybe it's because he was skeptical about the claims of power players who would exploit the natural beauty of our region for economic benefit. Where and how he died is an important part of the story too. That's when fire and flood enter the picture.
More to come on JC. A friend of mine said after the Voices in the Oaks concert this afternoon was a classmate in San Manuel! I'm looking foreard to hearing her stories.
Kaz and I moved to Oracle in 1979. The house we bought dated to the late 1940s. With little advance knowledge of the place, we set out to build a new life together, intending to settle in and raise a family.