Archive for April 16th, 2014

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Apr
14

Yes, Dogs are Wonderful…But, Cats Are Your Equal

“One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie, is that the cat only has nine lives.”  Mark Twain

SwittersB Cat“To bathe a cat takes brute force, takes perseverance, courage of conviction, and a cat. That last ingredient is most difficult to come by.”  Stephen Baker

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Apr
14

Photography: the scale of early season fly tying

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Apr
14

Psychology of Colors

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“Red is the color of energy. It’s associated with movement and excitement. People surrounded by red find their heart beating a little faster and often report feeling a bit out of breath”

I need to wear more red shirts, or perhaps green.


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16
Apr
14

Odd Ramblings: Richard Brautigan, Trout Fishing in America

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This, for me, is part of the fun with blogging. Discoveries beyond the sought after. This morning, I was going to post the above image of a beautiful Rainbow Trout my son Tony caught in Oregon. I noted the spotted, olive back and thought to myself I need to find a quote, poem, something about the beautiful topside of a spotted trout. A long shot I figured.

I started perusing the net for ideas and for some reason I repeatedly came upon links to one Richard Brautigan. Not being particularly well read, I wasn’t sure who this writer was but hey he had written something called Trout Fishing in America. I found a link to many of Brautigan’s writings and was beset with a curious assortment of quotes from what had to be the 60’s. A total throw back for my mind to the Tom Wolfe, Tom Robbins…the wildly poetic, fanciful, different way of saying things, imagining things. It certainly challenged my early morning mindset.

Then I came upon an interesting bio piece on Richard Brautigan on the writing process for Trout Fishing in America that involved fly fishing, camping, travel, writing on an old typewriter and found it most fascinating. Check out the links and explore a bit. The bio is particularly interesting regarding the writing process. More Tragic Brautigan

It is interesting how one thing leads to another and a discovery is made that at a minimum gives momentary delight or perhaps opens the door to something more exploratory in the future.

Aren’t those spots on the Trout’s olive back beautiful. Maybe that’s all I had to say.




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