Cutting through Time 2

“Fire’s the sun, unwindin’ itself out o’ the wood.”  ― David Mitchell, Black Swan GreenSurviving winter in Montana means keeping warm, and warming our home. Wearing layers will do it. Turning up the heat will do it. Feeding the wood stove will do it. We choose to limit the thermostat but keep the wood stove burning while …

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Rekindling

What if we had known then/ we could bloom a flame like this? -Jared Stanley, "Civilian" Where to begin when remembering, rekindling a world? I could start with the clothes, the shabbiest of uniforms: briar-shredded fire-splashed Nomex, faded yellow and green; helmets; black leather boots. Goggles, leather gloves, bulging pockets. Team sweatshirts with knowing slogans: "Eco-Burners." "Tough …

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