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BlazingFire

“Fire is a capital article. To have no fire, or a bad fire to sit by, is a most dismal thing. In such a state man and wife must be something out of the common way to be in good humor with each other…”

William Cobbett, Cottage Economy

In this coldest winter in many years, a good fire is perhaps just what we need. It might even save a marriage…

Please see my article at Aleteia, on Why We Need More Fires in Winter.

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