Wednesday, July 11, 2007

My Summer Office

Naturally air conditioned. Great views. Ideal way to keep weight down cause standing in cold water all day forces the body to use plenty of calories keeping temperature steady. Instead of using supplies like paper clips, computers and pens, only a few simple instruments---like gink, forceps, clippers---are required.

What can I say? it's fishing season. Presidential election? War on terror? what war on terror?

There are a few occupational hazards---like grizzly bears, mosquitoes, heavy currents, high winds, occasional quicksand and getting hooked---but they pale in comparison to the great fun and exercise of interacting with nature and wildlife up close and personal. And letting your mind be soothed by the sounds of wild water and chinook winds, with occasional hawks screeching overhead.

The fish I am releasing will go back into the water a smarter, more sophisticated fish and thus much harder to catch next time. It forces us to become better at fishing too. The fish and the fisherman all get smarter as the season progresses. This is as it should be.

3 comments:

HG said...

Pretty fish! However its hard for me to grasp how a beautiful and obviously talented woman, so right of center, can practice catch-and-release of endangered species, tromp around in the great outdoors, undoubtedly in a pristine wilderness area that George Bush is determined to destroyand then probably wish for Tricky Dick Cheyney as a fishing partner. Or is this just a cover for the real woman who is joshing the rest of us.

Webutante said...

Dick and I will never let that happen...get your buns out here to give me a fishing lesson soon...

Bob said...

I love the last part - about the fish and fishermen getting smarter as the summer wears on. And yes, that is how it should be.