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    ‘A fair curve from a noble plan’

    Need advice… “gonna build me a boat.” My whole life has been shaped by water. If I’m not on water… on a lake, or an ocean, or especially a river… riding the currents and such, I get downright cranky. I’m still like a baby that needs rocking. I also consider Guy Clark to be among the…

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    The benefits of remote work

    This may sound a bit tone deaf, and my sincere apologies if that’s the case -- circumstances impact all of us differently. But working remotely, thanks largely to the coronavirus outbreak, is not without its benefits.  I know a lot of us are itching to get back into the office and resume “normal” as soon…

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    A time for carp

    I just got back from a week in the Bahamas, where I put in long days on the flats stalking wily bonefish. It was good practice, because now, as runoff starts to cloud my local trout rivers, it's a time for carp. Wait. Bonefish? As a practice run for carp? Oh, hell yeah. Particularly if…

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    Getting out there again in face of the pandemic

    An angler walking across a Bahamian flat.

    Social distancing, Bahamas style. Chris Hunt photo. When the pandemic hit home last spring — when the reality of lockdowns, quarantines and an alarming rise in infections turned our world upside down — I knew the first thing I would miss would be going places. I love to travel. I don't so much love climbing…

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    Caption contest winner announced

    "Morning Ralph. Morning Sam." This may be dating me, but the winner of our recent photo caption contest totally took me back to the Saturday mornings I spent devouring giant bowls of cereal and watching old Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons while my parents slept. Back then, kids, cartoons only aired on…

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    Have you found your favorite Zoom attire?

    I don’t know about you all, but I’m about “Zoomed” out. I will say, however, that the upside of virtual meetings is that I haven’t worn dress slacks in over a year.  I’ve even taken a shine to wearing T-shirts that make subtle statements, depending on whom I’m meeting with online. Top choices now include some old…

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    Going back to the vest

    We've all been there — water lapping at the top of our waders, shallower water a few feet distant but the spot directly in front maybe just a few inches too deep. During a recent outing I stood waist-deep in a chilly run, wondering if I needed to turn around and wade back into the…