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Month: May 2013

Fly Tying at a Bar. Can it get better?

Fly Tying at a Bar. Can it get better?

Greetings from Babylon on the Potomac.  I’ve promised myself to blog more frequently when I get a table to sit at.  For now, I’ll be an infrequent breakfast-bar-sitting-on-an-uncomfortable-chair blogger. I took time in my busy schedule the other day to walk into the local Orvis store.  The good news is, it is only about two blocks away.  The bad news is, it is only about two blocks away.  When I walked in they had several tables set up in the middle…

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New flatwear and the trillium hike with a few friends on the Appalachian Trail

New flatwear and the trillium hike with a few friends on the Appalachian Trail

Gathering at the trail head I’ve been working in DC for over a month now and have made significant progress in integrating myself into a new firm, finding and renting an apartment, and buying essentials to furnish the apartment.  Yes, a 42 inch TV is essential – especially as one ages, the eyes fail….  While it is true that setting up a new place is absolutely thrilling, sometimes picking out new flatware in 18/10 stainless on Amazon.com just isn’t enough….

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Bird Dogs are more expensive than planned, Part 3 of 3

Bird Dogs are more expensive than planned, Part 3 of 3

Burdock was gone and my fragile marriage was restored. Since I had gotten rid of the new puppy, I asked Karen if she going to return her new shoes? To paraphrase, her response was, “no!” The Cold War was over, but was I happy? I really enjoyed Burdock and I was now bird dog-less. How could I ever grow up to have an outdoor blog without having a bird dog of my own? What to do? They say that money…

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