I’ve stumbled and succeeded. What can I say-I’m bipolar- but I found this quote a good reminder. Discipline in academics refers to intellectual specialty. Discipline, as in punishment, has monopolized the word.

“self discipline. Whether in terms of your diet, fitness, work ethic or relationships, self discipline is the number one trait needed to accomplish goals, lead a healthy lifestyle, and ultimately, be happy.”-Forbes

Remember linguistics…

Disciple> teacher

Discipline> to teach

Self-discipline> to teach oneself

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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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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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