A whimsical throwback from 15 years ago, the fall of 2006. For many of us, fireplace season is just beginning. I love a good fireplace, but when I was a young man I lived through an entire Tennessee winter in a cabin in the woods with only a central wood-burning hearth to heat the entire abode. FWIW, that would have been the winter of 1985-86, the first winter I was producing Arlo & Janis. Most miserable were the mornings. I wouldn’t want to do it again, but I did learn a lot about chopping wood and lighting fires. Today I live in an old house with many fireplaces, but they were designed for burning coal and are useless to me. I do miss a roaring fire in the evenings.