Author Archives: LiterateOWL

About LiterateOWL

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

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…

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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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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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