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The RV has been sold, 2021. We miss Warren and Diane, and welcome Steven.
 

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The following stuff are free to read.
 
A hypocrite is someone who works so hard so to have a fishing trip, but does not go at the end because he has more work to do.
 
A hypocrite is a guy who writes a book on atheism, and prays it sells.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
 
 
 
 We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams; —
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems.
 
 "Be patient and calm - for no one can catch fish in anger."
-Herbert Hoover
 
 
 
 
-William Humphrey in "The Armchair Angler"  
"The solution to any problem -- work, love, money, whatever -- is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be." "Creeps and idiots cannot conceal themselves for long on a fishing trip."
-John Gierach
 
"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.  I am haunted by waters." 
 
"Poets talk about "spots of time", but it is really the fishermen who experience eternity compressed into a moment. No one can tell what a spot of time is until suddenly the whole world is a fish and the fish is gone."  
 
-Norman Maclean 
  • (Unnamed) "You and I agreed, did we not, that "rodney" is oblivious to everything, say, but some weight and varnish."
  • (Unnamed) "We did."
  • (Unnamed) "Therefore, does it follow that he is just as oblivious to Gus? Even though Gus is his maker. Even though Gus controls his destiny. Even though Gus'; let's go ahead and call it Gus'; is his essence."
  • (Unnamed) "Yes, it follows."
  • (Unnamed) "Then, therefore, is it possible that maybe you and I are just as oblivious to the presence of a creator? Just as oblivious to a controller of our destiny? Just as oblivious to our essence. An essence that wields you and I even more deftly than you wield rodney."
  
  • (Unnamed) "There's just nothing like the feel of a trout dancing through the river, making your pole pulse like a heart in your hands. It does to your hands what dreams of eternity do to your heart. And yet, I killed the trout. ... I did it because the world is strange. Because the world does not allow you to make up your own rules based on how you would wish things to be. Because this is a world where no matter who you are, your happiness, your survival, is based on sacrifice. Sweet bleeding sacrifice."
-- the river why "The fish and I were both stunned and disbelieving to find ourselves connected by a line."  
 
 "I think I fish, in part, because it's an anti-social, bohemian business that, when gone about properly, puts you forever outside the mainstream culture without actually landing you in an institution."
 
 
 


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