Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Monday, August 2, 2010
Surprisingly, we share more than half our
Opah or moonfish is one of the most colorful of the commercial fish species available in
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Friday, December 19, 2008
My wife is the Santa for 150 senior citizens of Cornelius, NC each year. She organizes the Christmas bash in her quiet, behind the scenes way. I have to believe that God smiles when so many people feel the excitement of anticipation and the "event" of a dinner with Santa, the mayor, the town manager and the chief of police. If only we could all touch so many people in a quiet and engaging way. Merry Christmas. Felix Navidad.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Gayle, my wife is a natural fisher person.
She grew up in Cos Cob, CT on Long Island Sound catching killies in Coke bottles. So after we were introduced to fly fishing -a lesson with Kelly - (rivergirl.com) in Todd,NC, Gayle intuitively felt as if she were at home wading in the river.
The rippling sounds of the water calm my brain, the scurrying of the small river inhabitants delight my polarized eye. We recently spent the day on the Watauga River where time has no reference point. We came to "fish" but found that we really enjoyed connecting with our primal selves - and when the trout gave themselves to us (as the native Alaskans referred to it) , we gratefully appreciated their beauty and then released them. What a great use of a day! (Maybe next time I won't leave as many man-made flies in the trees and under the rocks.)
My daughter - former life guard, flautist, half-marathon hopeful, dog-lover, and website guru - is about to become a life partner with the man she loves. She called last Thursday from the romantic island of Puerto Rico and announced that she and Frank are engaged. Frank is a dog-lover, gifted softball player, Red Sox fanatic and all-around good guy, from Charleston, SC. They are blessed with quick minds, loving hearts and good natures. I wish for them more happiness than I can imagine.