The fire is really cooking, up to about 20,000 acres. Without the wind we had over the weekend, the smoky haze has settled thick and combined with extreme temperatures of 105 degrees here in the valley to make it pretty unpleasant, especially for those of us with a three-miles bicycle commute to school/work.

Hey, lots of new/reorganized bookmarks are to be found for perusal. There's something for most interests, guaranteed.