posted by dave on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 9:38 PM in category daily

One of life's sad truths is that, far too often, one thing must end before another can begin.

In my case, I must die before I can live. I must.


My power is out tonight. It's out all over the place I guess.

I've been sitting in my living room, watching a fake log burn in my fireplace. I'm drinking a Schlenkerla Marzen. It's kinda nice.

Fires are always nice until their fuel starts to run out. Then they sputter frantically, flames licking wildly upward, as if by putting on a good show, they can buy themselves some more time.

But it does them no good. After a while, their fuel spent, the flames die. After a while, all that are left are ashes.

I have plenty of fake logs, and it's still fairly warm in my house.

I'll be okay, I think.

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When we had the big ice storm in January 2007, my house didn't have power for a week but the heat, water heater, and stove are all on natural gas, so I was plenty warm.

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