Author Archives: Debra

About Debra

As a native to Southern California I'm interested in the history and geography of the region, with particular attention to how the demands for water have shaped an entire region. I am eclectic in my interests and closely follow history, but with an eye on the future, enjoying as much time as possible with my two granddaughters, children and railroad husband Jay. You may be more interested in getting to know me through stories of our large Sulcata Tortoise, Darwin. We are a very active household.

Steeped in wonder…


Yosemite National Park

“The national park idea, the best idea we ever had, was inevitable as soon as Americans learned to confront the wild continent not with fear and cupidity but with delight, wonder and awe.” Wallace Stegner

Sequoia National Park

“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” Martin Luther King

Moro Rock, Sequoia National Park“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Lao Tzu

Sequoia National Park“Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods…” John Muir

From Moro Rock, Sequoia“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” Frank Lloyd Wright

There will be more. I won’t be able to stop myself.