Friday Firesmith – With A Purpose

When I let all four dogs out to roam the woods they all will stay together up until we hit the Southwest corner of the property. There everyone will mingle around the cleared area near the fence, under the Big Oak, and then I keep heading east, checking the fenceline as I go. The […]


Friday Firesmith – Phone Games

As far as games go on my iPhone I have two. The first is Sudoku because it’s a mentally challenging game that’s puzzling. I’ve got a system that I use to beat it, even on the hardest levels, and I wish I was smart enough to figure out the math of why my system […]


Friday Firesmith – The Law of Unintended Consequences

World War Two is often pointed out as being a “Moral War” where there was a clear division between Good and Evil. We were on the side of the Good Guys, Hitler and Hirohito were the leaders of the Bad Guys, and everyone was on one side or the other, Good Versus Evil, black […]


Friday Firesmith – Home Poopers

Being in Boot Camp was a shock for a lot of the guys there but for me it wasn’t nearly as bad. I had done some hitchhiking in my life, had slept under overpasses and spend countless hours dirty, smelly, and walking. That pretty much describes what the Army is like for far too […]


Friday Firesmith – Lion About

Lion in Milwaukee?

You know, it’s not impossible. Yet at the same time, with ten million cell phones and a few million other devices and all the security cameras out there, you’d think there would be more than one video capture of an animal that, if it truly existed, would larger than some electric […]


Friday Firesmith – In Passing

To know what I’m about to talk about you have to know the road in question. State Route 133 runs from Albany Georgia to Doerun Georgia, for about twenty-five miles or so. There’s a passing lane to be had, one going one way and another for the other, but it’s a rural two lane […]


Friday Firesmith – Mattress Memories

I was looking around at all the garage sales going on in Valdosta and came upon someone trying to sell a very small mattress, really the thing couldn’t have had an area much larger than a sleeping bag that would have made a great dog bed. At the time I had two large dogs […]


Friday Firesmith – The Sins of Walter Palmer

Let’s put away all the yelling and screaming for a few moments and look at the facts.

• Walter Palmer killed a lion in 2008 and did it legally. • Also in 2008, he killed a bear illegally and faced prison time for lying about it to Fish and Game officials. He wound up paying a […]


Friday Firesmith – Open Discussion

So there I am thinking about a dark beer on a weekday because it’s so damn hot outside that the sidewalks are melting. I haven’t been in a bar, and this place isn’t really a bar because it is trying to sell chicken wings as food, in ages. Dark beer is of the gods of […]


Friday Firesmith – Gator Debate

Man Attacks Gators, loses.

So let’s suppose you saw a sign that read, “Wet paint”. If you touch the paint you’ll get paint on your finger, which isn’t altogether a good thing but at the same time, other than feeling a bit stupid, that’s about it. But suppose you saw a sign that […]

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