The editorial board’s morning planning meeting had just broken up, and we were on our way back to our desks to start working on that day’s pages when the 6.8 Nisqually earthquake struck.
I dove under my desk and heard things falling off my shelves. Dave Seago, our now-retired editorial page editor, braced himself in the doorway. Patrick O’Callahan high-tailed it down the stairs, under the enormous Chihuly chandelier and out the front door. (I still kid him about how close he may have come to the notoriety of being an art-glass earthquake victim.)
After what seemed like an eternity, …