8th Anniversary Post

May 20, 2019

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Featured image are the beats from my nearly completed novel, working title Fishing the Dorian Gray. Saturday was the 8th anniversary of this blog. This is the time of year I look back and really reflect on why I have this blog, what it means in general, and what progress I’ve made in life. I […]

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2019 Olympus Rally, Part II – What Amber Saw

May 17, 2019

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Why two parts, you ask? Simple, because after taking hundreds of shots (I personally took 700) for the event, and looking at them on our cameras, Amber who had been standing quietly and patiently behind us revealed that she had been videoing the entire event. Once we saw  these we were much chagrined, headsplapping when […]

2019 Olympus Rally, Part I – What Bernard and I Saw

May 17, 2019

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Last fall, Bernard and I hit the Tour de Forest Rally on the OP out of Shelton.  We had so much fun that this spring we dragged Amber back for the Olympus Rally. I’m a little fuzzy on the details but I think this is the first time this rally has been held in 20 […]

Ode to the Hornberg, Deux

May 16, 2019

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Title is a nod to Bob Triggs’s missive of the same title, which I’ve never been able to find a copy of. This is from a year ago, cleaning up my draft folder as the blog anniversary is coming on. And yes, I bought every fly in that box. Just last week, we went on […]

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I Shot Muldowney

May 8, 2019

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This will be my third year entering the Stories of the Sea competition. Clearly, I had a year to write something, but I seem to have this bad habit of writing the piece just before the competition. I had the title for this in a notebook for a long time, and was going to write […]

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2019 140ish Crooked Doors of Portsmouth and New Castle, NH

January 11, 2019

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As has been the custom for the last several years, my sister, Elizabeth, and I re-immersed ourselves in our cultural history by walking around the timeless city Portsmouth and it Strawbery Banke (sic – I always wanted to use that) neighborhood in NH. This year there were two new additions, we brought Amber and we […]

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Published Pieces

December 20, 2018

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Image from Fernie BC. Click to see the portrait version. When I was cleaning up Amber’s Picks, I ran a couple of searches on the stories that had gotten published to include the links and I ran across a few I had forgotten, and a few I didn’t even know about. So mostly as an […]

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Amber’s Picks

December 18, 2018

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I came across this today. My friend Amber published this on her FB page like two years ago. And while it’s rather glowing, I like to think there is some value in her synopsis of some of favorite stories for people who have not read any of my stuff. Without any With only minimal editorializing […]

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Protected: Office for Novelists

November 15, 2018

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Troutaholics Anonymous, Long Version

October 17, 2018

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Cover image by Amber Mullen, don’t you wish your ice cubes looked like that? Winner of the 2018 OWAA Most Humorous Magazine Article This is the long version of the story that was published in the last issue of the Fly Fish Journal. I had to cut half of it to fit, and it I […]

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