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  • We're back here sitting by the hearthfire AKA flatscreen once again, watching Heidi, Nina, and Michael Kors blithely destroy young dreams.

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  • The new President and his broad promise is one of the lone warm spots on the frozen American tundra, a golden glow of a rosy history-in-the-making hearthfire that offers - dare I say it - hope amidst the bankruptcies and collapsing consumer advertising revenues and dire predictions of death for newspapers and second-rate purgatory for national television proprietors.

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  • Inside me the hearthfire of life burned strong and steady as a brazier full of coals, and I called on my own warmth now to warm her, and the fire blazed up obedient to my call.


  • I wrapped us both in blankets, and put my left hand over her heart, her hearthfire, and called upon my own hearthfire to warm her.


  • I put my hand on her bony back and forehead, and found her hearthfire was burning steadily.


  • I took warmth from her, drawing the hearthfire of her body toward me through that portal.


  • Cold burrowed into me, even into the channels that held my marrow, into the rooms of my heart, searching for my hearthfire to snuff it out.


  • Forgefire, hearthfire, wildfire, breathing out noisy winds turbid with smoke.


  • I was afraid to sleep, convinced that if I succumbed, my hearthfire would go out; my body would stiffen and my shade would rise, and I—the remnant of me—would go forth in that other land.


  • And Tobe, the little boy, always in motion, as if the hearthfire of a large man was burning in him and he could not be still, not for a moment, not until he sickened and the fire flickered and went out.



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