December 23, 2013
Here’s the fish I caught on the first hole on my first trip to the Bighorn River below Yellowtail Dam. Do you think I might fish with the same fly on this hole again? Yep, I do. Do you have a favorite fly? You know, the one you use when everything else is not working, […]
Dry Flies on the Bighorn River in Winter?
November 25, 2013
Yep, this rainbow was so hungry it came right out of the water and tried to eat a rock by my foot! Had to take a picture. What else was I gonna do? Just returned from our biannual trip to the Bighorn river, me and 8 other guys. We have three drift boats and bring our […]
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 […]
Prioritizing Life: On being a dad, doctor, and writer. Oh yeah, and a fisherman.
January 9, 2012
The New Year is all about resolutions, so try this. The lesson is at the end. It’s only 7 minutes. I’ve been a dad almost as long as the others, so it seems natural for me to compare them. All of them competed for time, that illusory wisp of the disappearing present, so how can […]
Are you a closet liberal like me?
October 15, 2011
Yeah, I’m confused. I graduated from the Naval Academy, slept in the dirt with Marines—Oorah! Higher taxes—forget it. You should work for your money, just like I must—hard—staying up nights, worrying about making ends meet, not smokin’ your disability money up in dope, or scamming the USA out of trillions of dollars to keep your […]