Apparently I’ve reached the Wood Age. I found there was a name for what I was dealing with in the book my wife gave me for Christmas. Oh, I knew there was something going on, and it was getting worse, or better, depending if you look at an obsession with firewood as harmful or helpful. 

You know what I think. But it came as a bit of a shock, or perhaps a wake-up call that the Wood Age has been documented to strike elderly Scandinavian men. Yes, the operative word here is elderly. The book, “Norwegian Wood—Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way,” puts it exactly, “Elderly Scandinavian men with a passion for firewood are often told that they have entered something called the “Wood Age.”

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