Year 2006 Summary: A Pyro's Thanksgiving; Shooting Displays in Cold Locations; Factors Controlling Burn Rate: 1. Choice of Oxidizer and Fuel, 2. Fuel to Oxidizer Ratio, 3. Degree of Mixing; Using Fine Mesh Magnesium in Stars; A Quick, Safe, Easy Way to Shoot a Display; Pao Chuk (Chinese Crackers Explained to a Modern Guy); Drag Strip Fireworks; Avoiding Sticking Comp in Hand Rolling Stars; Cap Bombs; Factors Controlling Burn Rate: 4. Particle Size, 5. Particle Shape; Colored Fire Bricks; Consumer Fireworks Outlook: Gold Storm by Dominator Fireworks & Perpetual Motion by World Class & Sparkler Buddy & Knockout Brocade by Brothers & One Bad Mother by World Class & Let the Games Begin by Red Rhino; Starting and Rolling Small Quantities of Round Stars; Internet Fireworks Auction Site Introduced; The Year of the Dog; Factors Controlling Burn Rate: 6. Additives, 7. Catalysts; The Extinction of the Fireworks Industry by Guilt of Association; Western Winter Blast; Good Reading for Pyros: Lecture Notes for Fireworks Display Practices; Factors Controlling Burn Rate: 8. Temperature, 9. Pressure, 10. Confinement, 11. Physical Form, 12. Degree of Consolidation, 13. Geometry, 14. Crystal Effects, 15. Environmental Effects and Conclusion; Open Letter to Hobbyists; Consumer Fireworks Safety; Western Winter Blast Part II; Data Dropouts: What is SMPTE Time Code All About?; Making Fireworks for Your Own Use; Cap-Bomb Firecrackers; Punk; Women in Fireworks; Hot Patch; I Never Felt More Like Singing the Blues or Thoughts on the Pursuit of a Blue Whistle; Will This Be the Last 4th of July with Fireworks?; What Next? Flying Snickers?; Rocket Sticks; Pyrotechnic Primes and Priming: Introduction, 1. Pyrotechnic Ignition and Propagation, 2. Ignition and Propagation Energy Diagrams, 3. Basic Priming Situations, 4. Propagation Problems, 5. Prime Formulations & Binding Methods; Taggia: St. Benedict's Celebration; Improvised CD Firing Box from Fly Swatter; Calls for Paid Executive Director for PGI; Resist Those Who Would Deny; Chemistry Corner: Acetone/Nitrocellulose Mixture; 300th Anniversary Issue (September); Revisions to EX Applications; Fireworks Are Unstoppable!; A Hidden Fork in the Road; Fascination with Brown Paper Bags; Wow! 300 Issues!; Building a Floppy for Brush Fires; These Past 30 Years; Helping to Fill-in Some of the Blanks; A Zambelli 4th - and 8th; My Early Fireworks Experiences; Now and Then; E-Match Alternative; Pyro Adventures in Russia: Sparkling Star Compositions on Perchlorate Base; Chemistry Corner: Alcohol; The Shell Kicker; Roman Candle Improver; Chemistry Corner: Assembling Shell Halves; If a Pyro Dog Was a Teacher; Spolight on Don Creadore.