Tag Archives: Life

The Rough Country

Whether we enjoy the notion or not, everyone who strives for well-being needs to stay in contact with the wild. Such contact is readily attained in sanctified places like our state and national parks, but we can’t always reach those … Continue reading

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Winter Rose

Since the sad news I reported on in the last post, I’ve been happily wrapped up in a wide variety of holiday activities. I even got in a couple hours of fly-fishing in Shenandoah National Park. I spent a week in Washington … Continue reading

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Old Woodenhead’s Appointment

Old Woodenhead is a carving of an image of yours truly made by artist David Castano, by request of a special woman I know. Old Woodenhead, the fly-fisher, replete with a fishing creel that I have never used, has appeared … Continue reading

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Fear of Fly-Fishing

Fear #1: I had a personal day off from work to try a little fishing. I hadn’t foreseen an allergy problem, or the wet, humid weather, or the full moon, or the promise of heightened solar flares. I didn’t know … Continue reading

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The Final Word (A Recollection)

Every once in a while I’ll think about an incident that happened long ago when we first moved into Rivertop country. By choice, our new home was a place of relative isolation with a willful exclusion of major media sources. … Continue reading

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