Paying Attention: The West has been burning…all through the summer and into the fall. It’s a combination of things: malicious people, capricious nature, an historical drought. Nature has its’ own way of setting the record straight and right now nature is mad. Presented today–for your enlightenment and education–is a terrific documentary on forrest fires. Watch this, and then read Young Men and Fire by Norman McLean, the brilliant University of Chicago professor who wrote A River Runs Through It (“Too many words and sentences…clean it up”) and you will have an understanding of the tender balance of nature in our world.