Addicted to Water
June 6, 2018
71% of the Earth’s covered surface is water. What percent of that water is fresh? a) 2% b) 5% c) 0.01% d) 10% Answer is at the end. i AM ADDICTED TO THE STUFF. cAN’T GO EVEN HOURS WITHOUT IT. MY MOST FAVORITE SPORT, FLY FISHING, IS DEPENDENT ON IT. MY LIFE, MY FAMILY, MY […]
Ten ways I’ve found to slow down time, other than fishing.
April 15, 2014
1. Watch my grandson play 2. Hold a purring cat close to my cheek 3. Look into the eyes of my Labrador retriever. 4. Make a silly face 5. Hike in the Rocky Mountains 6. Watch a rainbow 7. Listen to a stream 8. Sing a favorite song 9. Tie a fly for a friend […]
Why would anyone fly fish?
June 13, 2014
I sit back on a rock, stretch my aching back, watch the snowy glacier feed the crystalline lake at 11,500 feet and wonder why I do this. I’m sore from standing for hours, tired from hiking an hour to get here, thirsty because I didn’t bring enough water, and the fish aren’t biting. It’s enough […]
I was sad that day
August 27, 2012
It was about four weeks ago. A beautiful day. I camped with my son at a high mountain lake, after a hike the day before that tested my knees and stamina. The morning brought glittering spider webs, round and symmetric, new as the first rays of sun that illuminated their wonder. Why did a […]
July 31, 2012
So here we are, summer winding down on the Front Range, cone flowers peaked, wildflowers in the mountains a memory, and I’m coming to our 40-year Arapahoe High School reunion. Back then we’d come off a state championship in football in 1970. Unfortunately, we were far from state in the ’71 season—don’t I know. The […]