Summer Gold

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It was a late afternoon in a favorite parking lot on Current River when I ran into Mark Wagner, one of my fly fishing companions. We exchanged the usual kind of river information when Mark said he wasn’t really there to … Read More

Ketchikan Doc

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The mist was gentle as our plane dipped through the clouds to reveal my favorite city in the U.S., Ketchikan, Alaska. Moisture of one kind or another is just something to be dealt with in Ketchikan. Being on the inside passage, … Read More

Blood On Her Hands

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The airport was smaller than we had expected. Merida, the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatan, is a city of one million people and the airport is not much bigger than the one in Springfield, MO. Surprising us in Mexico … Read More

Hopi To Hollywood

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It was a young Canadian Cree First Nation folk singer, Buffy Saint Marie, that first introduced me to the plight of indigenous people in the Americas. She was playing the smoke-filled coffee house La Cave in Cleveland, my home folk music … Read More

Where Dreams Come True

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It has been 35 years or more since my wife Jan and I built our home. I didn’t say house because that is not what we wanted. We both came from close families and wanted to find a place to build … Read More

Once There Were Three Of Us

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Eric Clapton, Tom Brokaw, Jimmy Buffett, and Emma Watson. What do they have in common? They are all dedicated fly fishers. Fly fishing is a very old art, first written about in 1486 in The Book of St. Albans by … Read More

Dragon Fly…A Love Story

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“In almost every part of the world, the Dragonfly symbolizes change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realization. The change that is often referred to has its source in understanding the deeper meaning of life. It is, quite simply, a symbol of love.” The … Read More

Brewer & Shipley Tour Native America

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The wind always blows in South Dakota. Back in the day, when I first traveled west from my home in Cleveland, I was full of enthusiasm for the adventure that lay ahead. I camped on a hill above the Missouri … Read More

One Croc Over The Line

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An Adventure Begins “Reptil es grande” Balvin, our guide, said, pointing to the 18-foot saltwater crocodile lying on a spit of rocks and gravel. There were drips of rain filtering through the canopy of mahogany and vines that looked like giant … Read More

One Toke Over The Line – The Definition

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“What is ‘One Toke Over The Line’?”  It’s a question I have been asked so many times I think it finally deserves an official explanation. So here goes! One Toke – The Definition One Toke Over The Line: The act of going … Read More

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