July 4th, 1975

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“Why does it have to be a pyramid?” I asked my dad. “Because, that’s how the air gets in-between the briquettes.” You should have seen this thing. Stacked with such precision and purpose; it was a monument to Egyptian engineering. Even Pharaoh would have approved. “Is that important?” I questioned. “Yeah, it’s the air that creates the fire.” “I thought the charcoal makes the fire,” I said with a shred of know-it-all confidence that only a 13-year old could muster. “No, the air makes the fire; you can’t have fire without air. The charcoal catches fire and then it burns down, but it retains the heat so then you can cook whatever you’re cooking.” “What … [Read more...]