Where to direct your charity

With the news about the Schulz home burning in the fire, people are wondering how to help. I’ve already heard people asking if Jean Schulz has put up a Go Fund Me page. To be frank, that seems like an unlikely thing to have happen. The Schulz family is in a better position than most to recover the things that can be recovered with money. So much of what was lost cannot.

However, not everyone in the Santa Rosa area is coming from a strong financial position. If you want to help in general, the city of Santa Rosa has recommended giving to the United Way of Wine Country. At the moment, all donations through their website will be directed to fire relief and recovery efforts.

And please, if you ever find yourself in an area that’s being evacuated – don’t be the one that thinks that it’s not such a big deal, that you’ll have plenty of time to get away. Clearly, that’s not always the case.

AAUGHtober announcement: The AAUGH Blog Podcast

Remember earlier in the month when I promised you some big AAUGHtober announcement? Well here it is: I have just launched The AAUGH Blog Podcast, a weekly transmission of comment and insight on Peanutsy things from your humble AAUGH Blogger. I’m describing it as “news, muse, and interviews”, although my …

Schulz/Peanuts news
The flames have been closer than earlier maps showed

It’s about 9 PM Wednesday, and looking at the map for the fire – which is only 10% contained – it’s gotten closer. And no rain in the forecast. We could really use some rain. (Added later: folks who are more in touch with what’s going on there tell me that …

Schulz/Peanuts news
Schulz Museum fine so far

As I’ve reported on the unfortunate status of the homes in Santa Rosa, I’ve been getting inquiries about the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center. As of last report that I can find, the fire has not reached there. This is not a guarantee; this is proving to be …