I must admit I’ve always been fascinated by fire. The book that got me started was probably Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout by Philip Conners. As the aforementioned article over at the New York Times indicates, it’s really a book about the story of fire.
Anyway, today I watched the movie Big Burn over at PBS today and one of the forest rangers that they talked about was a gentleman names Ed Pulaski. So in honor of Ed (and Jenny Bennett, who wrote this piece but has since passed away), the post is entitled “Ed Pulaski and the tool he invented“.