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The Heart of the Clip

I had mentioned in a previous post that I had a relatively minor procedure scheduled for early 2024 to deal with a heart murmur. That procedure was last week and I’m back home – dealing with the after effects of…

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Remember Gonzalo

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Where Are the Chum Salmon?

November in Gig Harbor is typically cold and wet – the start of what I’ve called The Dark Ages. But it also marks the annual return of chum salmon to Donkey Creek and other streams in the Gig Harbor area,…

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The US Economy and The Russian Art of War

I have referred to Jacques Baud in the past. He is a former colonel of the Swiss General Staff and specialized in Eastern Europe. Mr Baud has just written a book, The Russian Art of War: How the West Led…

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Mike and Tom – Rest in Peace

Edited 1/5/24 to add additional information on Tom Flood – thanks Ned. I discussed in a previous post  that I graduated from William Cullen McBride High School in St. Louis Missouri. McBride was an all-boys high school run the Catholic…

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Who Are We?

(Guernica, Pablo Picasso, 1937)   I have resisted saying anything about the events in Gaza since the Hamas attack on October 7th, 2023. But I am horrified by what I’ve been seeing. Bombs dropped on civilian infrastructure including hospitals, schools,…

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Happy 14th Birthday, Oliver

Today, November 9th, 2023, is Oliver’s 14th Birthday. We’ve been together through a lot of life together through your tough times and mine. But those were so much less than the good times we’ve shared. Looking forward to you being…

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Top 10 US Cities to Fly Fish

Flylords Magazine has posted its latest ranking of the top 10 US cities for urban fishing. Seattle, and the surrounding area where most of the fishing takes place, was recognized as the top urban location for fly fishing. The area…

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Elevation, Dock Diving, and The Guns of November

I haven’t posted in a while (almost two months).  Sometimes life just gets away from you. Rather than a series of posts, I thought I’d comment on a few things in one post – forcing a relative economy of words,…

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Five Essential Songs for ParrotHead Fly Fishers

Chris Hunt, a freelance writer, reflects on how the life and music of Jimmy Buffett. He also points out that a little known interest of Jimmy Buffet was fly fishing.  Jimmy was known to show media images of himself  fly…

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