Adam Silbar has been MC of the Topanga Days Fair for 12 years.
A tree falls, a beloved friend dies, you total your car. Sadness, grief, and a body slam, all in a close time frame. The 300-year-old oak tree falling was sad to see; sadder stil was watching its stately companion whittled down to 30 feet and a couple of branches in hopes it would live. My body is not broken, just bruised and everything hurts. All I can do is hope to heal. ER exams, X-rays and blood draws say Iâ€™m okay. The nurses and staff say yes but youâ€™re going to hurt like hell. I wish that sequential time period hadnâ€™t happened. Iâ€™m used to less challenging challenges, ones that challenge my skills, my place in the world, not my active body and brain that manifests all that. In physically compromised protest, I raised a fist halfway, winced and vowed, come hell or high water, I was going to publish the Friday, June 10 edition of The Canyon Chronicle.