I thought you might appreciate this "historical echo":

The Nobel laureate (in literature) Joseph Brodsky had these lines in his
1972 poem "Letters to a Roman Friend" (translation by George L Kline):

Birds aren't very bright, my Postumus, that's certain;
    but there's misery enough even for bird-brains.
If one's fated to be born in Caesar's Empire
    let him live aloof, provincial, by the seashore.

One who lives remote from snowstorms, and from Caesar,
    has no need to hurry, flatter, play the coward.
You may say that local governors are vultures.
    I, for one, prefer a vulture to a vampire.

You can read the entire poem e.g. here:

On Fri, 12 Jan 2018, Igor PDML-StR wrote:

I am not aware of any PDMLers in that part of California.
(And I moved from SoCal many moons ago.)

The right coast has also experienced its share: severe freeze,
DC fires, mudslides, earthquakes, perverts, ...


Daniel J. Matyola Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:17:24 -0800 wrote:

Larry:  I realize it's quite distant from where you are, but I feel just
horrible reading about the mudslides out in Southern California.  Do we
have any PDMLers down there?  I hope all are safe.

Earthquakes, fires, mudslides, droughts. Hollywood perverts, Jerry Brown --
you guys have it tough out on the left coast.

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