Have you checked out Campfire's new reading experience yet? "A Brackish Shore" by Leigh Hellman, originally published in our fairy tale anthology MAGIC AT MIDNIGHT, can now be read on Campfire! https://www.campfirewriting.com/explore/65162f85ce91e2c8ae37d349
I had the please to do all things design for my brothers and his now wife's (👋) #wedding this summer! They wanted it to be like a nice #evening around the #campfire with friends (and it totally was! ^__^) so I tried to capture that feeling in this #illustration.
Forwarded from TrishaWcFireWx (who is now just on Watch Duty and Facebook)-- 5 year anniversary of the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. #CampFire
Mercury News: "Five years after California’s historic Camp Fire killed 85, Paradise moves ahead with a goal to build a fireproof town" #CampFire #wildfires #climate https://www.mercurynews.com/2023/11/05/we-have-come-so-far-five-years-after-historic-camp-fire-paradise-moves-ahead-with-a-goal-to-build-a-fireproof-town/?utm_email=345B144BE3B684760585551485&lctg=345B144BE3B684760585551485&active=no&utm_source=listrak&utm_medium=email&utm_term=https%3a%2f%2fwww.mercurynews.com%2f2023%2f11%2f05%2fwe-have-come-so-far-five-years-after-historic-camp-fire-paradise-moves-ahead-with-a-goal-to-build-a-fireproof-town%2f&utm_campaign=bang-mult-nl-sunday-weekend-morning-report-nl&utm_content=manual
In my youth I exhibited an acumen for music and was told by my parents that I was to do it all “to the glory of God” (1 Cor. 10:31). Though I studied classical music I was sort of sending energy to the Most High while I played it. My favorite composer was Bach, who was actually a church musician, and most of his works were actually meant to be performed as part of a Lutheran worship service.
The music I played in my 20s and 30s was even more explicitly “to the glory of God.” In college I started playing in worship bands. Recorded a multi-platinum record with one of them. Later on I helped plant a “Reformed” church and delved into the rich history of hymnody, finding a gravitas that was missing from modern worship music. I arranged the SATB voices for fingerstyle guitar because we didn’t have a choir and the congregation didn’t know how to read the harmonies.
Then I became an atheist.
Then a wildfire burned down my town, along with all of my instruments.
It took almost four years before I was able to replace the 1925 German violin I had lost, thanks to the settlement we received from the utility company that started the fire. The replacement instrument isn’t 100 years old, and it isn’t German, but it’ll do for the time being.
Now I play with several “old-timers” in a session every Friday night, at a bar. We play traditional Irish music. Not Bach. But it has that rich history and tradition like the hymns. Public domain stuff. But it’s decidedly secular (as evidenced by the flowing pints). I’m playing for the fun of it. When I close my eyes and get in the zone, there aren’t any spiritual vibes I’m exuding. The passion is a passion for music in and of itself, rather than for a higher power.
H.R. 5863 will provide tax refunds for income received from the PG&E lawsuit for the 2018 #CampFire and other fires caused by PG&E shoddy infrastructure in Northern California. If it passes it will be a boon to the economies of the affected towns, where many underinsured are still living in trailers or have moved to rentals because they can’t afford to rebuild. https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/house-bill/5863?overview=closed&mibextid=Zxz2cZ
I guess it's #Ottober this month :otter_bonk:
Shoutout to when @AceBun could make a fire with witchcraft or something, idk, couldn't figure it out.
🎨 by RevaTheScarf idk tell them to get a Mastodon I'm too lazy to find a profile to link to :otter_rip:
#NIST Issues New #Guidance for #Emergenc Response During #Wildfires #LessonsLearned from the 2018 #CampFire in #California include strategies for protecting lives when there is not enough time to safely #evacuate all residents. https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2023/08/nist-issues-new-guidance-emergency-response-during-wildfires
So I was wondering how all you #writers convince your life partners to spend unreasonable amounts of money on writing tools - which you want and reduce overhead, but could do without - from your joint budget?
Because, I really could use some of your tricks, you know? 🤣
Global News BC: $8,050 in campfire fines issued despite B.C. wildfire state of emergency https://globalnews.ca/news/9911062/bc-campfire-fines-state-of-emergency/ #globalnews #britishcolumbia #news #b.c.campfirefines #BCWildfireService #wildfireemergency #StateOfEmergency #CampfireFines #BCwildfires #BCWildfire #Campfire #Fire
We - (now ex) Californians - tried to tell everyone this in 2018 when the #CampFire burned 3/4 of Santa Rosa and the surrounding area to the ground and several times the next few years when the same happened to the mountains surrounding Napa and Santa Rosa burst into flames. Fire + Wind is extremely dangerous and destructive… #lahina 😢 #Hawaii
Hawaii is a warning - The Atlantic https://apple.news/AimvqVnClRPeEdx6ttrIxUw
You book a week at a campground and find out they don't have or allow wood or charcoal fires or BBQs. Propane BBQs are fine and there are propane campfires as pictured here.
Keep in mind that if there is a fire ban on, both propane BBQs and fire pits are allowed.
Adequate disaster tracking for fires, floods, severe weather, earthquakes, active shooters, etc. relies on keyword searching. hashtags take time to congeal and by the time they do they're noisy with 'OMG' or prayers posts.
i've been producing IDM, ambient, drum'n bass for years, but this last album is more for the #lofi #campfire romantics out there. forest rustle, some #guitar, simple #beats, there an owl there the current location for the speakers. 33 minutes. 1€ and it can be yours. 🌲 https://firnwald.bandcamp.com/album/dwells-of-lofir