Wood Smoke Stories

Fire pits ruin evenings

It’s the first beautiful spring night after a long, cold winter, and I’d love to sleep with my windows open.

Oops, no, sorry, these smokers’ rights trump my rights—they can dump their smoke on my lot, so I can’t use my property the way I choose.

Only two fires tonight—should I be grateful? (On the last warm day it was three.)

Smoke rises from a backyard fire pit.