In the winter of 1985 I was driving through the Mojave Desert with a friend, talking about our apparent need for new river gear. As we passed the Twenty Nine Palms Marine Base, a man unexpectedly appeared on the side of the road selling used ammo cans. My friend and I laughed wildly and quickly came to realize that the moment was "All In A Days' Karma". This blog contains the occasional ramblings of a died-in-the-wool westerner who loves seeing, understanding, and being alive upon these landscapes. I cherish the moments of bliss and irony that come to all of us as we explore the planet and its residents (and perhaps visitors) in the short time we are here.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Basha's Grocery Store Fire June 24, 2013 7 PM

We saw black smoke from the front of our house and ran over to the store to take some photos.

Looks like only the front façade in the roof area was burned.


  1. It's kind of hard to say "great photos" of something so sad and melancholy but, yes, Wayne--they are great photos--timeless, historic captures of a pivotal few minutes in time we will always remember. Thank You For "being there" and focusing on the subject-at-hand.

    Perhaps we could say it is not our duty to judge but merely to record. You have done a service in recording these sad moments. Carry on.

  2. Thanks for the photo journalism, Wayne! Hope the shopping center was well-insured. I've always enjoyed our friendly neighborhood grocery store.