Some Dreams Take Time to Warm Up

This move to Seattle has been exciting, but not without its ups and downs. One of the downs is the cost of the ferry ride from the city over to Bainbridge Island where I work ($560 a month!). Clearly, the only cost mitigation option available to me was… buying a...

Same as It Ever Was

I killed a fish today. I didn’t mean to, but it happens. (And, if you’re wondering, it’s not the fish in the picture, I’m not that morbid.) No matter how often I find myself at the river, no matter how many fish I successfully catch and...

Zen and the Art of Flyfishing

If I’m headed for the homewater, I usually approach it in one of three ways: I go with a known rig because I need a fish in the net. I go with a loved bug because I want to swing a fly rod. I experiment/screw around because boots in the water is enough. This...

Free Lemons!

I spent Thanksgiving with great friends this year, and we honored their family tradition of declaring the things that we were most thankful for. While I would have normally just said something clever, I took this opportunity to really think about the year that...

We’re All Just Here to Fart Around

“I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.”― Kurt Vonnegut I like to think of fly fishing as something beautiful – quiet, even. In my head, it’s all a Norman Maclean novel, but I’m learning that there are...