First Cast

Stories about fly fishing on the Miramichi are as numerous as the stars in the beautiful Canadian sky. Some involve famous river guides, sportsmen, or even great baseball players who were great fishermen. Some, if not most, involve Yankee fly fishermen like myself who travel great distances for the thrill of catching an Atlantic Salmon. […]

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General George Washington’s Flag

Here is my father holding a replica of George Washington’s Commander in Chief flag. This flag sparks your imagination. It dates back to 1775. As Washington’s personal flag, it went with him wherever he went. The description of the “Commander-in-Chief Standard” is: The field is a single width of faded blue silk about 27-1/2 by […]

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CATCH SOME ZZZZ’S

Here’s a little story I wrote for my daughter when she was little. I hope it makes you smile.  Rob Kirsten was tired, so very tired, but she couldn’t fall asleep. She tried everything she could think of- Counting backwards from one hundred and even counting sheep. But nothing seemed to work. She was still […]

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That Darn Tic!

True story. The names have been changed to protect the ridiculous. My friend Jacob has a crazy wife Michelle—she is reminiscent of Lucy Ricardo. One summer day, Michele discovered a tic on her dog. She worked frantically to try to remove the tic, but couldn’t get it out. Those tics are nasty buggers sometimes, as […]

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