When I’m not fishing I’m gardening …

It’s been a fun successful flyfishing 2018 season but my gardening is always a mix of work and joy. We eat fresh veg for months. We enjoy fresh vegetables and fruit, mostly from our own garden but preserve many locally grown goodies too.

I also have beautiful rainbow trout in my freezer for winter cuisine but the joy of spending time in the outdoors is so worth it. Flyfishing in BC is a very sweet way to be in nature.

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A wonderful May fishing trip

Had a blast and learned more fly fishing methods in BC interior. Some deep water chironomid techniques paid off when some intense hatches invisibly triggered. With wind and conditions, a fisher couldn’t spot any obvious trout food hatch. Loon was sitting on her nest for three days so the father never harassed us. Even got campfire before we get shut down. 🙂

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We’re Not Just Raising Boys…

via We’re Not Just Raising Boys…

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Michael’s essay: In praise of librarians

Michael’s essay: In praise of librarians
— Read on www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4618213

In truth, librarians and elementary school teachers are the most important non-parental figures in a child’s life.

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http://www.macleans.ca/opinion/todays-political-partisanship-is-hurting-canadas-best-and-brightest/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Mr. Chapstick isn’t just brave and wise to know what can injure his wellbeing but poignantly assesses what ails our current democratic era. Fight, debate, or campaign but always do it from intelligence and not ego or personal frustration. I think too much of the Internet discourse conflates issues from personal anger or confusion. Post whatever but try to reflect what you are truly saying and why. Thx Ian.

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White Rose- petals for peace

The White Rose (German: die Weiße Rose) was a non-violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany led by a group of students and a professor at the University of Munich.

The group conducted an anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign which called for active opposition to the Nazi regime. Their activities started in Munich on June 27th, 1942, and ended with the arrest of the core group by the Gestapo on February 18th, 1943.[1] They, as well as other members and supporters of the group who carried on distributing the pamphlets, faced show trials by the Nazi People’s Court (Volksgerichtshof), and many of them were sentenced to death or imprisonment.(wiki)

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Remarkable books by women – NYTimes

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The New Vanguard

Our critics chose 15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century.

By Dwight Garner, Parul Sehgal and Jennifer Szalai

March 5, 2018

“..For Women’s History Month, The Times’s staff book critics — Dwight Garner, Jennifer Szalai and myself, Parul Sehgal — sat down together to think about these writers who are opening new realms to us, whose books suggest and embody unexplored possibilities in form, feeling and knowledge.”

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Photo by Cory Olson

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