BRENDAN SMITH HAS BEEN A COLUMNIST FOR THE WEIRS TIMES since 1995. Many of his early columns focused on his adjustment to life in Central New Hampshire after having moved there from Long Island, New York, in 1985 and were presented in his first book, The Flatlander Chronicles. Today his weekly A F.O.O.L. (Flatlander’s Observations On Life) in New Hampshire column focuses not just on his continuing adjustments but on life in general in New Hampshire and beyond. From politics to health to technology to shopping and more, Brendan has been entertaining readers of both The Weirs Times and Cocheco Times for years with his unique humor and take on things. Best of a F.O.O.L In New Hampshire contains a perfect sampling of those columns. Brendan Lives in Laconia, New Hampshire, with his wife and muse, Kimberly and their cat, Dagny.