Over at the Reddit Coffee forums, some baristas have started listing off the crazy requests people ask for. Some of them are pretty funny…
A few weeks back, I went up for a weekend of fishing with friends and had a fun time.
I stayed in what is my favorite spot along one of the AuSable branches, and targeted brookies mostly.
The first day was a float down the north branch, and I got into a few brookies.
And during that one evening, I got into a really nice brookie.
We did a pretty fruitless wade down the main branch, but at least the weather was agreeable.
Nomad Anglers opened up a new fly shop in my area. This is pretty sweet.
Too slow for those who Wait,
Too swift for those who Fear,
Too long for those who Grieve,
Too short for those who Rejoice,
But for those who Love,
Time is not.”
-Henry van Dyke
Driving on my way home from work I heard a short biography about Charles Townes on NPR. What intrigued me the most is that he was open and honest about his faith while working in the realm of science.
I did some searching on the Internet, and found this interview:
From the film “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”:
Sheikh Muhammed: How many hours do you fish before you catch something?
Dr. Alfred Jones: Oh, gosh. Hundreds sometimes.
Sheikh Muhammed: Is that a good use of your time for a facts and figures man. But you persist, with such poor odds of success. Why? Because you’re a man of faith, Dr. Alfred. In the end, you are rewarded for your faith and constancy.
Dr. Alfred Jones: With due respect, fishing and religion are hardly the same thing your excellency.
Sheikh Muhammed: With equal respect, I have to disagree.
Later in the movie:
Dr. Alfred Jones: I don’t know anyone that goes to church anymore.
Harriet: I don’t think i do either.
Dr. Alfred Jones: On Sunday, we go to Target.
I was able to fish for what is probably my favorite type of fish, Michgan Brook Trout in their Fall colors.
They are not big, but they sure are pretty.