A Fake FireThrough the miracle of modern technology, I can dial up a beautiful wood fire in a lovely stone hearth, complete with crackling, glowing embers that even emanates gentle instrumental Christmas music. Best of all, my fire never dies down and never needs stoked. The catch? It’s streaming on my High Definition 4K television, and it’s completely fake. On the one hand, staring into this fake fire is comforting and relaxing as I sip a steaming cup of morning coffee or tea. I can enjoy the good feelings...Read more...