Fire update

I’ve gotten some inquiries for an update on the fire situation here. Yes, the fire has continued to grow and has changed direction at times, but it has not come any closer to central, we’re still about 10 miles away from the closest part of the burn region. We are not in the evacuation region. Folks we know have been evacuated, but as far as we know, none of the people we know have lost houses (although people¬†they know definitely have.) If anything, we’re less worried about the existing blaze (it’s the “Thomas” fire, for those keeping track) and more worried about the same conditions that stoked that and several other blazes starting another one. We’ve got perhaps another day of the Santa Ana winds ahead, after that things will hopefully be more manageable.

Our town has cancelled its Christmas parade which was to be tomorrow, but encouraging people to go out and stand in, much less march in, the smoky air would’ve been a bad idea.

We just ordered new curtains. Would we have done that if we thought the house was going to go?

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Thanks for visiting

This is just a quick “Thank You” to all of the AAUGH Blog readers who stopped by my booth at the Festival of Books this weekend – both the existing (hi, Jim!) and the ones who grabbed up the blog’s address card and are checking it out for the first …

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Come see the AAUGH Blogger at the LA Festival of Books

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you should go to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend! Why? Because books! Lots of publishers, self-publishers, and vendors there to sell you books! Authors there to talk about their books! To sign their books! Most of all,¬†books! (And even …

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Nun cartoons

This is a non-Peanuts post, but I’ve been working on a project which has some overlap in interest, so I thought I’d bring it up. A little while ago, I posted a 1950s cartoon with a nun teaching some native Americans, one of whom was dressed akin to Charlie Brown, …