A Lovely Interview

Last week, Ryan Warner of Colorado Public Radio interviewed me about the one-year anniversary of the fire. I really enjoyed speaking with him about life, loss, and renewal (and of course, about my favorite topic, Nellie!)

Editor David Fender did a beautiful job putting it together, and I’m grateful to them both for keeping the Four Mile Fire folks in the public consciousness.  We still have a long way to go until we’re really “home.”

Here’s a little preview…

Rising From the Ashes, by David Fender

About this time last year, Andi O’Conor was on vacation, kayaking in Washington state, when she started getting a bunch of calls and e-mails. Friends were letting her know that a fire was raging near her home west of Boulder. O’Conor decided to head back…

Click here to hear the full interview.


And take good care,

Andi (with wags from Nellie)

Nellie and me up on the land last week, checking out the new foundation. She likes it!

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2 Responses to A Lovely Interview

  1. hairball_of_hope says:

    Andi, so good to hear your reflections and insights. I subscribe to A Word A Day, and today’s e-mail had this quote at the bottom, which made me think of you:

    A writer — and, I believe, generally all persons — must think that
    whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to
    us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that
    happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our
    embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may
    shape our art. -Jorge Luis Borges, writer (1899-1986)

  2. laura says:

    I just had a chance to listen to this interview. Excellent! When I read your blog, I already feel I am hearing your voice through your beautiful style of writing. Still, it was a real treat to hear the optimism and strength in your voice and the music of your laughter. Thanks so much for being willing to share of yourself through all the challenges of the last year. You are a special one.

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