While we look out the window and worry about erratic icicles, Southern California is on fire. Two years ago Dinah and I had to evacuate horses during the fires. A friend called this morning and said it was unlike anything he'd ever seen, so smokey that you have to drive with headlights on in the day. We're keeping KNX radio on to follow it- that's the local news station. What the news isn't reporting is that formerly the National Guard would be helping put these fires out, but guess what-- they're mostly in Iraq.