When the headlines about Ferguson and Eric Garner’s choke-hold death keep proliferating, I just want to fish and pray/hope/wish all the best for the survivors as well as for the policemen involved. I fished an unfamiliar stretch of a river that is new to me. The water is gin-clear and shallow, and the trout are very
Here’s a great mother-daughter story about fly fishing. There are some beautiful shots of scenery and fish. The anglers are fishing for steelhead (sea-run trout that go back to rivers to spawn) in British Columbia. Click above or here for the video. They’re “swinging” wet flies downstream, which means they let the current pull the fly
I learned last night that I would have today, Saturday, completely open. Most of the family is headed to Maine for a major cross-country race. Our oldest child is pre-occupied with homework and friends. So, I had most of the day to do whatever I wanted. Wow, what a rare and awesome treat. What a
/a Well, it’s Friday afternoon. If you like the outdoors, here (and above) is a video. Some fish, a moose, a fox. It’s amazing. There’s something re-generating about nature. I remember reading a book by Lou Gerstner, who was a famous executive and, at one point, re-created IBM. He said that, before making any major decision,
They say life is about showing up. Well, when my alarm went off this morning at 4.30 am, I certainly didn’t feel like getting out of bed. It was dark and cold outside, and the bed felt just too comfortable and warm. It’s a public holiday today for Columbus Day in our part of the
One my children asked me about what causes cigarette addiction. I didn’t know, and so, I did some online research. The short answer: dopamine. Nicotine creates the release of dopamine (more here). Dopamine is one of those magical neurotransmitters. It creates feelings of pleasure and well-being. You feel great and self-confident when dopamine is plentiful.