“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”
– Bertrand Russell, British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic
“Who’s ready to walk?”
“I am!” I declared with my fist raised in the air. My response surprised no one more so than it did me. I looked over at my buddy Carl, who only smiled back at me and shook his head.
“I thought you weren’t firewalking,” he said.
I shrugged. Carl knew of my interest in such events and had invited me to tag along. Reluctant at first, I soon found myself caught up in the excitement and notion of firewalking. Our guide for this unusual evening was noted firewalking instructor, Thomas Chadwick.
Adding to my initial apprehension was the waiver we all signed acknowledgi...
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