For those who don’t know, Oregon is on fire.
So is Montana. And California. And all this while Texas reels from Harvey, the Caribbean is being hit by Irma (and Florida is bracing herself) and a thousand people just died in a monsoon in India.
And my own Oregon, including my beautiful Columbia River Gorge, just outside Portland. There is a fire ravaging over 30,000 acres right now, at 0% containment and spreading, just over 20 miles from my home. The ash is covering the city, and we are all choking and nauseous from the smoke.