Randy, a blogger parked at http://www.bayofrezanov.blogspot.com/, has gotten interested in our local history, in part, he says, because of this blog:
He seems appreciative now, but I don’t know that it will last. Jim Baker, a local historian, once told me that Lynwood Carranco, co-author of Genocide and Vendetta, warned him that researching local history of the settlement period would become an addiction… and that he should try to keep some distance (some sort of life, most likely) before it became an obsession. Jim Baker, thanks to his research into the notorious Hank Larrabee, was unable to heed that warning and has been researching the indian killer for the last thirty years. But maybe Randy can do it– keep an emotional distance despite the things he’ll learn that haunt his sleep. Perhaps Randy can do it, but probably not.