Friday Firesmith – The Death of Robin Williams

This is my third attempt at writing about the death of Robin Williams. This is more than just the admiration of an actor or a comic. This is more than some treatise on the perils of long term drug abuse. And there have been far too many, lately, streams of media who have listed [...]

Friday Firesmith – Minimum Rage

As a teenager I worked in the field during the Summer. Local farmers would hire their neighbor’s kids to give them something to do before school started again and usually would work them like slaves for next to nothing in pay. When we weren’t working there was this tradition of kids being loaned out [...]

Friday Firesmith – The Sins of the Israelis

There are two sides to every story and the war between the Israelis and the Palestinians have more angles to it than a meth addicted used car salesman trying to shilling condoms in a convent during Holy Mass. The conflict over there it is nasty and both sides hate each other with a passion. [...]

Friday Firesmith – The Garden Of Even

My first harvest of 2014.  Click to enlarge.

My first garden went very well excpet that it was pot. The plant grew to about six feet tall before I hacked it down and tried to dry it out and smoke it. I got a buzz, a really good buzz, but it took [...]

Friday Firesmith – Traffic Flow

It more than a little freaks me out when someone gets too close to me in traffic. Okay, I’m cool with the idea when I pull up to traffic lights there are going to be other cars there. That’s a given. Of course, once this happens I realize that most of the other drivers [...]

Friday Firesmith – The Sins Of The Salt Lake City Police Department

As a gun owner I am acutely aware of the power my firearms possess. There are inherently dangerous. When I put my hand on one of my guns there is a pretty damn good reason for me to do so. I have large dogs. My large dogs will tell me when someone is here [...]

Friday Firesmith – 4th of July

When the United States Marine Corps landed on Guadalcanal in 1942 there was a very high expectation of failure. No one had stopped the Imperial Japanese Army. No one had taken one square meter of land away from them that they had occupied. No one had been able to find a way to even [...]

Friday Firesmith – Jack Russell Terrorists

A friend of mine found a puppy and she decided to keep the thing, even though its heritage is as dubious as Facebook rules written by Robin Hood. It’s not that I mind a mutt, I rejoice them in fact, but there are some dogs that simply do not belong with some people. I [...]

Friday Firesmith – The Sins of Elliot Rodger

When I was in High School I spent more time alone, drinking, than I did in class or socializing. There are no prom photos, no homecoming queen with my arm around her and no group photos of my friends and me. The list of organizations and clubs under my name as a senior equal [...]

Friday Firesmith – The Swap: What’s True and What’s Not

To begin with let’s look at the facts and not what everyone is saying. First things first and that would be that there is no evidence that Bowe Bergdahl deserted his post in the middle of the night. There is no evidence that soldiers looking for him were killed. The five men he was [...]

 
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