Author Archives: LiterateOWL

About LiterateOWL

photographer, flyfisher , bird watcher, dog lover, amateur artist and retired teacher-librarian...

Why I won’t vote CPC

As we travel forward into 2019, election season. It’s not about liking or not liking Justin Trudeau. It’s about the trends in party politics. The federal NDP seem rudderless and short of courage but misre troubling, the CPC and spokespersons … Continue reading

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If a dog was a teacher…

Not attributed… sorry The boy said, ”People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The six-year-old continued, ”Well, dogs already know how to … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 http://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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