Friday, June 23, 2017

Oregon Springers



Tadpoles
Car top egg cure.
My first three nights back in Oregon I sat on a river rock under the stars all night to clear my head.

One morning, at a restaurant near the river, a waitress asked me, "Where's your wife?"

"She's working so I can fish."

"You're an Asshole," said the waitress.

The best fishermen I knew were all good men, but not too good if you know what I mean.

With low returns, fishing is tough.  I caught these 17 and 16 pound spring chinook alone in a remote canyon.  How remote? There was a Bigfoot photo like a lost dog flier at the campsite.  "Lost. If found call . . ."

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Leatherman Dentures Idea

June Salmon Caught Just Before Dark
Suz is angry again.  Upon request, I gave her my extra toothbrush, and she said, "Wait a second. Isn't this blue one the one you use to clean fishing reels?"

"Yes, but [ . . . ]," and she was out the door.

I guess there are things some people will never understand.

Another example is the dental blade I had put in so I can cut line in case I forget my nail clippers.  Suz said, "I bet when you're old and lose all your teeth, you'll get Leatherman Dentures."  Great idea!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

"It’s the End of the World as We Know It” (German Magazine Der Spiegel)

 © 46/2016 DER SPIEGEL: http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/print/index-2016-46.html

The translation is also the title of a 1987 R.E.M. song “It’s the End of the World as We Know It” from their album Document.  A Zen master may reject the not-enough Paris Climate Agreement to galvanize support for stronger action, then later say "Just Joking," and push for higher carbon reductions, but President Trump has shown he is no Zen master. Wikipedia notes DER SPIEGEL "is one of Europe's largest [weekly news magazines], with a [ . . . ] circulation of 840,000."