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Losing Power

Los Angeles is experiencing unusually high winds, and last night we were one of many neighborhoods that lost power. I pulled out my massive lantern with its detachable light panels, prepared dinner, poured a martini and watched Rachel Maddow streaming on my cell phone (using a backup charger). All things considered, it was a pleasant evening. Update: 24 hours later, the winds are still howling and I’m grateful, as I write this, to still have power.

Illustration by Eiko Ojala


7 comments for “Losing Power”

  1. Jules says:

    How did you prepare dinner without power? I kept waiting for my power to go out. Those were the strongest winds I’ve felt in LA.

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