I went back to Paradise, California, recently. Businesses are open and people are returning. Some never left. I talked to one resident who said he wasn’t sure how many people will return. The Camp Fire wasn’t their first major fire.

I wrote a little about the visit and posted some photos over at Substack. I’m testing out whether that site makes more sense for photojournalism posts. If you’re not familiar with Substack, it’s relatively new platform that builds on the resurgence of newsletters and makes it easy for writers to set up newsletters and charge a subscription fee. I prefer the mechanics of Squarespace, and I never intended to be a consistent blogger. We’ll see.

I think I wrote too much and buried the lede.