Taking lumps


These are the oddest little peppers. Tasty (yet small). Good producers (but small).

I don’t live in a volcanic zone, and I’ve never spent much time near any active volcanoes, other, I think, than a week or so in Puebla in another lifetime.

I’ve been reading about western Italy’s own volcanic rim, the result of plates smashing into the southern peninsula’s Tyrrhenian coast. I can’t quite conceive of what it’s like to live in the shadow of a Big Boy (not PC. But.) like Vesuvius.

Rumble. Burp. Exhale.

Do you ignore it? Is it just a background thought like getting thirsty? Dunno.


  1. Sammy's second cousin says:

    In a documentary entitled “Pompeii: The Last Day” (not to be confused with “The Last Days of Pompeii” by Edward “It was a dark and stormy night” Bulwer-Lytton) they interviewed folks living within the zone that would be devastated by an eruption comparable to the one in 79. The short of it is that these people are living in denial.

  2. kayak woman says:

    And then there’s Mouse. She was about 5 and we were xc skiing — no volcanoes anywhere Michigan, right. We were on about a 5K trail and she was tired and I was carrying her poles and my poles in one hand and holding her hand with my other, wondering what I had been thinking, taking a 5-year-old on such a long trail. Out of the blue, she said, “Mom, I’ve thinking about volcanoes too much.”

  3. kayak woman says:

    Er, that would be “no volcanoes anywhere NEAR Michigan”. Typing in the car on That Device.