Lots of good news this weekend: I learned that Boy's Quest Magazine has accepted two of my articles for an issue next year. One features a boy whose book drive collected over 30,000 books for an elementary school whose library had been destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, and the other is about wildfire fighters.
Here's some trivia about firefighting tools:
-Pulaski: a combined pick and ax (named after its inventor)
-combi: combined pick and shovel
-hotshot flare: a handheld ignition device to help with burnout operations