And The Moral Is…

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September 12, 2008

And The Moral Is…

Today I decided to use my miniature BBQ grill as a fire pit.

I’m a person who likes to have a lot of projects going at the same time. It seems a good solution for someone who doesn’t always have the focus to do one thing for hours. Talking on the phone, while eating lunch, while playing ping-pong…you understand.

So today I was spreading mulch, while eating breakfast, while admiring my new bird-feeder post, while organizing my crawl space. (While burning some scraps of wood in my small kettle grill.) From a distance, I took pleasure in the generous flames.

Several times I added fuel to the fire…just to keep it spewing. But aparently my grill wasn’t designed to handle even a child-sized bonfire.

The handles began their impersonation of Toht’s face in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Have you ever seen handles drip? Fiery, waxy puddles in my drive way. Don’t know if I should have forseen this…

I’ve decided to cancel my plan to breed pumas, lest I experience an unintended consequence.

And the moral is: If you see a sale on grill handles, let me know.

Caleb Nei is the Worship Arts Director at Emmaus Church in Berryville. He also teaches at least 40 piano lessons each week, is a member of the band Stereoreel, plays piano jazz at a couple of restaurants when Stereoreel isn’t playing, has three children, one wife and loves where God has him. He has a degree in church music from Huntington University and has studied jazz at Shenandoah University. He has no additional hobbies because he’s one of those people who have been able to get a job doing what he’d do for free anyway.

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