Tag Archives: soul

Of Hope and Expectation

“Hope is the thing with feathers– That perches in the soul–,” said Emily Dickenson, who probably had no idea of what a trout fly is, but who certainly understood that feathers– on a bird or on a fish hook– have … Continue reading

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A Trout Stole My Glove!

December 30. Nearly all the streams and rivers of the region were flowing high and muddy from the recent rains, but I found a headwaters stream that was manageable for fly fishing. I was close to the source of one … Continue reading

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Good Morning From the Lily Pool

Dear Everyone, Longtime Reader and Newly Arrived, I thought I’d post this in a different manner, as a “letter.” You’ll recall, no doubt, that a letter is a form of communication used in ages past, before the Dawn of Email. … Continue reading

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“Astral Weeks” at Holiday

Many an evening in the early 1970s I would lie in bed late at night drifting into pleasant, edgy dreams while listening to Van Morrisons’s great album Astral Weeks on the stereo. All these years later, I can still give … Continue reading

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