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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Second verse, same as the first...

Two years ago, when we first arrived in Montana, the Derby Fire taught us a little about wildfires. This time, it's the Cascade Fire, and those lessons are coming back-- as reports begin to emerge, the Emergency Broadcast System tones sound across radio and television, and parishioners and friends evacuate their homes.

This one is hard to fight-- burning through canyons loaded with windfall trees, with air currents that make flames flourish and helicopter pilots blanch and shake their heads over inaccessibility. As of this morning, it had grown to something like 1200 acres.

Pray for us, please.


Blogger The young fogey said...

And just like two years ago as parts of Montana burn this corner of Pennsylvania is soggy with rain. (Got caught in it on my bicycle going home after Mass yesterday - the lightning had me literally running for cover.) Can't there be some kind of market where one can balance out these things?

Providentially I've got both my breviary and rosary on me today (took the train to work).

July 28, 2008 10:55 AM  

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