Friday, August 17, 2012

Fire

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It was 38 years ago.  We were sitting around a campfire on a warm summer evening in Kansas.  We had just smoked a joint and were enjoying the patterns of the flame.

George said, “The flame is the perfect electrical conductor.  That’s the answer.”

George was like that.  He always just pulled some idea out of the ether, never bothering to encumber it with connection to anything in particular.  I remember thinking, “Great, George.  If that’s the answer, now all we have to find is the question.”

It’s taken me 38 years, but it finally came together.  The question was, “What do I write about fire for this week’s topic?”

The topic was brought to us by Will Knott.  Check out what the other members of the Loose Blogger Consortium, listed on the right hand side of the page, have to say about it.  I’m willing to bet that most of them took less than 38 years to put it together.

13 comments:

  1. And now that burning feeling has left the building, problem solved - no debugging - all is right with the world.

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    1. Pretty much! That and a weekend disconnected and let's see if I have any motivation for my work week.

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  2. Mammy was correct. If you keep something long enough, you will find a use for it!

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    1. Yeah. I'm thinking this cleared some space in my brain's attic!

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  3. I loved questions following a little reefer, but that was a long time ago so don't tell my children because they didn't tell me about their use for a long time. LOL

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    1. You know your secret's good with me. I don't think they use the term lid for an ounce now, so I'd probably be laughed out of the room by today's youth. Or giggled.

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  4. You of course needed fire for the reefer too! And what a conductor that is.

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    1. My man, it is a conduit of very low resistance.

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  5. You are too funny, consort. Thanks for a great laugh. Aaand, like Rummy said, you needed fire for the reefer too.

    Blessings - Maxi

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    1. We were probably using twigs stuck in the fire to light up!

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  6. I often imagine a London housewife after the Great Fire of 1666 shouting at her husband: "You stupid stupid man. You insisted on lighting that bloody candle, and now look what you've done...."

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    1. Nick, maybe it wasn't a candle the poor man lit!

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  7. Note to all, after shipping the kids off to their new lives, we just cleaned the place up and rested up this weekend. We knew you would all understand. But, you also knew I'd come back and now I'll make the LBC rounds.

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