This is my internet avatar, the “guest” in front of Cheryl’s (old) shop, Exotica. Bigsurkate isn’t about me – it is about us. We, as a community, are active, involved, and willing to share and work together to make sure this community stays informed. That’s what bigsurkate is about. I could not do even a quarter of what I do without the contributions of readers from all over the globe. I salute and honor you all.
July 5, 2008, during the Basin Fire, I started blogging in response to the heavy-handedness of the then-Sheriff. In eight years of almost daily posts, have resulted in 2705 articles or posts, over 1500 total “followers”, and over 1,145,000″hits” or views. All I can say is wow!
I live on top of a mountain, 5 miles off the highway with forever views. In fact, in the long-ago past, there used to be a look-out tower up here. Now that is me … With Internet and cell phone replacing the old CBs and radio communications of the past (although I plan on getting one of mine up and running) and Internet scanner supplementing the old-fashioned scanner. I feel a great responsibility toward this blog, and my part in helping to keep us all informed about issues that effect Big Sur, particularly on fires and road conditions – and my pet project – lost dogs.
I encourage everyone to share here. To watch out for each other and to make sure our information is as accurate as possible. Our community is unique, and our honesty robust. Let’s stay true to that.
This is a part of who we are, because I am not alone, I am just one of the public voices. You can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your visit, and for taking part in my little blog. bigsurkate, revised, May 30, 2016.