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We Are All Self-Employed, 2nd Edition by Cliff Hakim

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imageINTRODUCTIONBurning the Grass

Way back when, in the late summers or early falls, my grandfather would set his lawn on fire. We called it burning the grass, and he believed it fertilized the soil and made the lawn come back greener. The neighbors called it crazy and eventually the fire department put a stop to it. As a child of seven or eight, I was curious and sometimes confused. I wasn’t sure whether to believe my grandfather or the neighbors. As the years passed I began to accept my grandfather’s ritual as a means of producing something better. Even though others saw it as chaos, I learned that my grandfather knew what he was doing. The grass ...

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