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July 13, 2014

The boy who reveled in thunderstorms the more dramatic, the better and fearlessly counted the time between the thunder and the lightning is now the man who runs into burning buildings, fights sixty foot walls of wildfire flames, and performs cliff rescues. He is a captain in our volunteer fire department. Sometimes I can still see the little boy who gazed fascinated at the fire next door long ago, saying he was scared while he was clearly nothing of the sort. I wonder if that fire and the lightning striking the tree next to our house ignited something in him.