The conversion of my fireplace back to a wood burner was completed Saturday. Saturday night was spent giving it a test.
While enjoying the fire, I tuned in the Grand Ole Opry on WSM in Nashville using a vintage transistor radio. Yes, I could have had a better signal on the Internet, but I enjoyed listening the way we did prior to the digital age - even with occasional signal fade.
As the fire burned on, I switched off the radio and picked up a book. Valley Forge is a history based novel by Newt Gingrich and William Fortschen. I got about a third-way through before the fire died around midnight.
If you think Congress is dysfunctional now, Gingrich uses the book to make the case it was even more so in 1777-78.
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