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Aftermath (There’s Something Funny Going On)

(1) There’s something funny going on around here, something that will probably have a happy ending once the dust has settled. For example, the guys who have gutted our old kitchen and completely renovated the beast are likely to receive … Continue reading

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Caribbean Scrambles, Part 4, Finale

I’ll begin this final post in the island series by going backwards– from the end of our venture to one of the main events in our visit to St. Croix. If you’ve followed me through this Caribbean scramble, you’ve probably … Continue reading

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Caribbean Scrambles, Part 3

[I’ve been fly-fishing steadily since my return from vacation and will soon get back to regular broadcasting, if such a thing exists here at RR. I do have one more island post to prepare for you after this one appears. … Continue reading

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Caribbean Scrambles, Part 2

Shortly before the trip to St. Croix, I was helping my chapter of Trout Unlimited collect trash along a highway in the Genesee River Valley. It was hot, and the winter’s accumulation of garbage was disgusting. Jim, whose daughter lives … Continue reading

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Caribbean Scrambles, Part 1

St. Croix and the U.S. Virgin Islands are located about 1,100 miles southeast of Miami, Florida. The islands were first settled by Carib, Arawak and Cibonay peoples and were “discovered” by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the New … Continue reading

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Toward Autumn

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness/ Close bosom friend of the maturing sun…” (John Keats) First Cast: On the Comeback Trail… The liquid light of afternoon filled the Slate Run gorge. I stood there in the much needed rainfall waiting … Continue reading

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Of Science, Poetry, and Adventure

The Pond Picking blackberries on my walk uphill, I came to the secret pond, the kind that everyone should have and never talk about– except as poetry. I loaded the short fly rod with a line, a leader, and an … Continue reading

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