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By gsnyder, Aug 18 2012 10:18PM
The San Francisco segment took on a more personal feel for me in the past few years, as I switched jobs and now work in downtown San Francisco. For a while, I was even riding BART into work.
In my lifetime, I’ve lived through two major earthquakes, the 1989 Loma Prieta quake that rocked the World Series, and the 1994 Northridge quake in Los Angeles. I have many friends who live all over the country and those that never lived in California wonder how we can live knowing that an earthquake can come at any time. My response is simple, I would much rather have a significant earthquake that lasts for one minute every ten to fifteen years, than four or five hurricanes every year, or dozens of tornadoes. But that’s just me.
As for Jack, like all natural leaders, he showed poise and leadership in a time of crisis. I think when we witness natural disasters or even man made ones like the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, we should stop to thank those first responders who put their lives on the line every day to protect us.