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    The Power of Native.

    Like your first kiss, no one ever forgets their first native trout. The memory is as searing as the sun's reflection off snow through a windshield. My friend and fishing mentor, Bill Sargent had pointed me to a small and little-known stream in the Green Mountains to fish for native brook trout. Bill explained to…

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    A National Network of Priority Waters

    Tom Sawyer was made to whitewash the fence as a punishment for being mischievous, but he appeared to be having such a good time with the chore that soon all his friends were bribing him with apples, feathers and other trinkets so they could paint, too. There’s a lesson in Mark Twain’s story that speaks…

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    Bully for the Forest

    Last week, the Forest Service proposed a new policy that is protective of old growth forests on our publicly owned 191 million acres of national forests. This is welcome news as old growth forests are important for their role in storing carbon and providing healthy habitat for fish and wildlife (among many other things). Importantly,…

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    Faith, Hope and Love Sustains TU

    Perhaps the most widely used biblical passage at weddings is 1 Corinthians 13. Even if you are not particularly religious, I bet you know it. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud...” The short chapter concludes, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and…

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    The Last Score

    Memories of a generous father Dad rubbed his hands as he often did when making a deal. The guy running the estate sale wanted $600 for three paintings. “I looked it up on the internet. You can check yourself. They are worth twice that!” Dad said, “I will give you $200 for the two 12”…

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    Boys Becoming Men

    Measuring the passing of time during a week in Canada

    Three young men fishing from a dock with a big, beautiful, calm lake in the background

    Measuring the passing of time during a week in Canada. For a few months longer, until Wylie turns 20, I will have three teenage sons in the house.  Three sons It is a magical time in their lives, and for me, too, watching the slow but blindingly fast transition from boys to men. I am…