Dreams & Ashes

The Future History of California

West Coast pioneer Jedediah Smith fights a bear with his bare hands.

“I would rather be ashes than dust.

I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.

I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.

The function of man is to live, not to exist.

I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.

I shall use my time.” – Jack London

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