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Santa Susana Fire news at Ztuff

Hot and clear and crisp where I am. But this morning, driving east from the Pasadena area, I saw smoke clouds in the rear view mirror from the San Fernando Valley. I checked old posts from the fires a couple of years ago for the blogger out in the Simi Valley who blogged fires in […]

Hacked, oh joy

I’d gone to quite a bit of trouble to compose a post describing how my web provider, ipowerweb, got hacked yesterday just after a big server outage (again? Damn!). Had many many sentences here, describing all in lurid detail. But then something happened to the browser, and poof! it all went away. So this is […]

I Remember

Found: I Remember, a wherein Andy Detskas writes (daily or nearly daily) something he remembers. One sample: Bowling Ball—I remember being 10 and rolling a bowling ball, still inside it’s bag, down a large hill outside the bowling alley. My brother and I found this to be hilarious and much more fun than the bowling […]

Grateful acknowledgement goes to

Frances Dinkelspiel at Ghost Word points to a WSJ article about the Acknowledgement sections of books (Diane Keaton was thanked in the acknowledgements of one book; she did nothing—nothing!—for that particular book). My, how they’ve grown of late, those book acknowledgments. Frances says she turns to the acknowledgements (or, as I call them, “acks”) first […]

Coffee Talk

Green LA Girl talks about Fair Trade coffee at her series, Coffee Crisis. [via LAist] I try to buy Shade Grown coffee, available at my friendly neighborhood Trader Joe’s. I’ve even blogged it. And I didn’t blog it, but I called family members when I saw that TJ’s carries Cafe Duran, from Panamá! Woo Hoo! […]

Operation Eden

A blog I just discovered. “A personal chronicle of what hurricane Katrina has done to my poor proud people. Scroll all the way to the bottom, and travel with me through this.” Words and Photographs. Site found via Making Light‘s Particles, linking to a post in the middle of the blog’s ongoing story: you are […]