We've experienced so much damage from fire this year in the US! For two good friends of mine (and yours) the pain just hit home two days ago. Barry and Terri Long suffered the loss of their home in Virginia and though I can't offer much detail, I can pass on the news to our community, to which Barry has given so much through his fine website, Marginalia
Friends and neighbors of the Longs have started a fundraiser to help them out. I thought possibly some of you might be interested.
Thank you and please remember those who have been displaced from their homes this holiday season - for whatever reason.