The Ladder and the Sky

The Ladder and the Sky

I climbed the wobbly ladder and slid onto the soft, rubber roof of the camper. I’ve never been afraid of heights, but my perspective was immediately challenged by the enormity of what I could and couldn’t see. The blackness of the dark seemed different...
Spring Camp With Two Boys | 2016

Spring Camp With Two Boys | 2016

My Dad and I have often visited a campsite in the same remote spot atop a state forest mountain for almost fifteen years now. The spring trip is a four or five day event focused on fishing for wild brown trout in the limestone waters at the bottom of the mountain, and...
The Kid

The Kid

My story, The Kid, is over at Hatch Magazine today.  Here are a couple excerpts… — — — — — — — — — — … The kid was ten years old and small for his age, but his legs were strong and he waded...
Full Days

Full Days

Sunup to sundown. There’s nothing as simple and yet so full of variation as a full day on the water. The diversity of situations challenges the will of a fisherman: Exhaustion from the forces of water —  its speed, its numbing cold, the pressure of its depth....
The Boat

The Boat

It was constructed by four muscular hands over two days and with one purpose — to float. Built to the specs of intricate line drawings printed on rough paper, the boat came to match the blueprints ordered from an ad in the back of a Popular Science magazine. The...
Cherry Picking or Full Coverage?

Cherry Picking or Full Coverage?

  Today, Hatch Magazine published an article that I wrote about two different approaches on the river. Here are a few excerpts … — — — — — — — — … Like a slow and silent time-lapse parade, over the span...

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