There are massive fires in Australia. A dozen years ago, this would be a news item noted and probably forgotten. Oz is on the other-side-of-the-world.
Now, thanks to the internet, this is a matter of grave concern to friends. My great longtime internet buddy, Julie, is reporting on fires in the areas near to her relatives. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Julie has been a friend before blogging...we go back to an old Kevin Costner Yahoo group.