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?”
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