• D.J. Smith

Why we (heart) firepits

Updated: Sep 28

Fire & laughter can spark meaningful conversations & deepen connections.



One of our favorite activities any time of year are evening firepits. We love the serendipity — bringing together members of our team, our friends, and our community for a night of conversation, laughter and if we’re lucky, good wood smoke in your clothes and eyes.


Brilliant minds from Cicero to C.S. Lewis have written with delightful conviction about the joys of good company by the fire.

There is something about a fire outdoors that is deeply good. Some of my most memorable conversations have happened around a roaring fire surrounded by friends (both new and old). We’ve done client kickoff meetings fireside. We’ve hashed out challenges, explored crazy ideas and everything in between. Conversation ranges wildly. Film and music faves to hopes and dreams to summer plans and yes, even occasionally about work. And that’s a good thing.


Brilliant minds from Cicero to C.S. Lewis have written with delightful conviction about the joys of good company by the fire. Honestly, we aren’t quite sure where we fit in such an august group but we wholeheartedly echo their endorsements.


Connection and community are a huge part of what we hope digital can help cultivate in the offline world: conversation, curiosity & discovery. The firepit gathering is a metaphor of the sense of belonging and 'being known' we all need in new ways following the hard challenges of the past few years.


So to all partners and friends of CiV, don’t be surprised if you receive an invitation to take part in a future iPhone-free evening of flame, smoke and s’mores.


Here’s hoping you can join in and (heart) firepits right along with us.


About D.J.

D.J. Smith is the Founder & CEO of CiV Digital. He encourages you to go get yourself a firepit if you don't have one.


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