Will the spirit or ghost of author Jack London fade from our sight next year? Whether or not you believe in such things, isn’t the question. It is true that Jack London State Park in Glen Ellen is on the list of California state parks to be permanently closed next year. Here’s a link from the Redwood Writers branch of the California Writers Club explaining further. Thank you to Lynn Millar, Web Editor for Redwood Writers for providing this connection to part of our writing heritage: http://redwoodwriters.org/jacklondon/ (NOTE: Jack London was one of the founding members of the California Writers Club over 100 years ago.) Lynn has posted a slide show of photos from the park on the Redwood website.
I wrote a blog last April about our Tuesday mornings writers critique group and our experience of meeting at the Old Grist Mill in Glen Ellen. We viewed Jack London’s upstairs office and enjoyed the flowing spirit, or serenity if you please, of the creekside setting. If you missed the article last spring, here it is again: https://robinofrockridge.wordpress.com/2011/04/29/jack-londons-shadow/
Whether or not you are willing or able to make a donation to help keep the park open, perhaps you may find time to go enjoy the park this fall.