Thought for a Friday

The bottom line: if your wife isn’t mad at you, you’re just not fishing enough. from The Steelhead Rules by Tom “T.J.” Nelson … and folks wonder how I manage to remain so delightfully single.

The summer chinook season

We’ve only had this season for the last two years so there really isn’t a “roadmap” to catching these fish.  Having so much vacation to use this year, I decided to take a week off and fish part of it before heading down to the Blues Festival to volunteer with OFB.  It’s a good thing […]

Cinco de Mayo 09

I set out on May 5 of ’09 to find myself a decent margarita.  I haven’t had a decent margarita since I left Texas back in ’05.  Normally I’d pass on “amateur nights” (New Years, 4th of July, St. Patrick’s day) but I considered this a minor amateur night and a good excuse to kill […]

A long day’s journey into night

I sat at my desk at work today looking out the window every chance I got. Things were casting shadows out there and it was all I could do not to go out and cast a shadow myself along with it all. I’m taking the first of two weeks of unpaid vacation next week; yeah, […]

Pink cowboy boots

She took the butter knife and shoved it into the boxes with glee.  Her force had power in the world, power enough to seperate the glue that held the flaps of the boxes shut.  She smiled at the pile of boxes she’d opened and smiled to her mom taking the opened boxes and smiled at […]

It’s kind of like that

It’s kind of like there’s this box with grandma’s mug in it and every once in a while you look inside at what it is now and what it isn’t.  And it all comes rushing back to you and you look at the pieces of it knowing it will never be whole again, never be […]

There must be fifty ways …

to lose your steelhead. Today, I only got to try three of them. Moseyed out of the house around 9am or so to the brisk east wind, and by brisk I mean brutal. Yeah, I know that if it really bothered me I could move but I’ve taken to viewing it as another form of […]

Thought for a Monday

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885)


A new year, another long list of things at which to fail for most people.  I broke with tradition this year.  Normally I would resolve to not make any resolutions (at which, of course, I immediately fail by resolving to not resolve).  I did however make one resolution: I hereby resolve to spend more time […]

Thought for a Monday

As you journey through life take a minute every now and then to give a thought for the other fellow. He could be plotting something. – Hagar the Horrible