Lightning Ignites more than 100 Fires in Humboldt/Mendocino

Smoke from fire extinguished yesterday CAL FIRE INCIDENTS summary Normally each incident is reported separately on this site but the numerous amounts overwhelmed both the fire fighters and the incident collectors. Thus, the fires are all grouped by county. Summary of Fires by Unit Siskiyou Unit: 8 fires reporting minor acreage Humboldt Unit: 50 fires for more than 200 acres

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Free Speech or Throwing Stones

Blogs are today’s bulletin boards. Treat readers respectfully. Think about what comments you post. Today, I shut down free speech. Most of the people who come here don’t comment. The ones who do are invariably polite. They may disagree but they disagree with no derisive names and they haven’t made unsubstantiated claims against a person–until today. I received this comment

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Don't Read Huck Finn or Should Anonymous Bloggers be Taken Seriously?

Samuel Clemens AKA Mark Twain Just recently I read here about a local reporter’s less than flattering view on blogs. The title of her story, “Indecent Expression” tells a great deal about her slant on one of my favorite forms of communication. She argues that blogs “are dangerous.” She rightly points out the problems with unsigned comments and anonymous blogs

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Layers of Light

Layers of Light Jen did it again. She tagged me. Here are the rules: You are about to send a virtual Message In a Bottle across the Blog Ocean. Leave a message in the sand or on the bottle. Write anything you wish. Be a pirate or a poet. Serious or silly. Anonymous or not. What message would you like

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