We spent some lovely hours in the Ojai valley as part of the Thacher School’s ‘Power of Story’ workshops. With students we listened to FutureCoast voicemails and talked about what makes a voicemail sound authentic and what the future that it comes from might be like. The students then recorded voicemails of their own. One voicemail even referenced a local tradition of getting a holiday when it snows (a very rare event in this Southern California town).