Flames, redux

It was not so long ago that this blog was tracking the Santa Rosa blazes, with their tragic costs and the things that were spared. Now we here at AAUGH.com central have another fire to track, one that may be of less consequence to the Peanuts world, but is kind of personal.

The Thomas fire, the main one of the southern California conflagrations you may be hearing about on the news, is in my county. The flames are perhaps 10 miles away, which sounds like a lot, until you realize that the fire has already spread more miles than that.

Today will be a wait-and-see kind of day. Don’t be surprised if you continue to see posts going up even if we have to flee; I’ve got a couple posts, and a couple more podcasts in the works, and often schedule these things to post automatically. I’m embedding the map on this webpage in case anyone wants to follow it; unlike the version above with the AAUGH dot added to it, this one should update as more information comes in.

Meanwhile, the new podcast episode is up. Those of you wanting to see some of the pictures from the Arabic books discussed should click here, while images from the Polish books can be found here and here and here.

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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, …

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Podcast comments sought

Be sure to let me know if you would like more podcasts like the most recent one – or not. It was a lot of fun to do, but I don’t assume that that’s what everyone is looking for. (I’m still trying to figure how to deal with the podcast …