Today is the observation of Veteran's Day here in the U.S. Here's a salute to
vets and their families, and a sincere hope that we are working towards a day
when the sacrifices of soldiers will be a thing of the past.
The story of the wildfires in California continue to be startlingly dire, with
reports of record
spreading across the country
as the fires continue to rage. The most
striking illustration to me of how severe this is comes from Facebook of all
places. I am startled to see just how many friends are marking their status on
the service. This shows just how many people are affected by this, though
obviously the good news in these instances is that these folks are listing
themselves as safe. But in that vein, there are lots of people missing, and we
can only hope it turns out they evacuated, and will not become additions to the
Douglas Rain: Actor who voiced Hal in 2001- A Space Odyssey dies
you'll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two."