As the Burn Turns

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Like a lot of Americans, I'm having a hard time getting any work done today. I've been up since 3, clicking from news channel to news channel and surfing the Web for updates on the California fires. I hear names of places that I know to be homes for horse owners, and shudder to think of the trauma and devastation they face.

Had I not worked in Southern California for a number of years, I might not be so empathetic. I might find it easier to say, "Gee, too bad--but oh well, not my problem." I might be able to dismiss the situation as something I couldn't relate to very well.

As it is, I'm praying hard for people I know, and also for ones I've never met. And for their horses, too.