Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hunting Season

Warm weather has been nice but the buck deer are way up high. Haven't seen one, nor any does, which are usually in the yard off and on. Installed a new section of the roof with class B fireproof cedar shakes. Looks really good. Getting ready to return to Little Gasparilla Island, Florida for a month. Redfish and snook here we come!

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Kimmel Ticketed in Hailey

Late night host and avid fly fisherman Jimmy Kimmel was ticketed by a local Hailey Police officer in August for going 35 mph in a 25. As I pointed out in the Idaho Mountain Express editorial on police actions around the country, they should start with this inane ticket. Most get a warning but the officer knew who it was and decided to get the town $93. Yeah, that's the ticket alright, run a celebrity out of town, small town thinking at its worst.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Labor Day

Long summer with weeks of rain and hail. Fought weeds all summer and earned silver status trout friendly lawn from Wood River Land Trust. Fishing has been off in the Wood River due to fire runoff. Hopefully it will clear soon. Silver Creek is starting to produce big rainbows on adult Calibaetis. Finally! Off to Florida in two months for a month. Hope to move to Montana in the spring.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Ranch For Sale

Idaho

Back in Idaho after a week in Livingston, Montana at the How It Happens Festival, highlighted by a reading and questions and answer by Tom McGuane. High water prevented any serious fishing. I caught three local trout in the Big Wood. It will improve from here on.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Snook on the Beach

Back in Florida for awhile now. Fishing is slow due to high winds and a cold winter. Hot now and caught my first snook on the beach in the surf at off little Gasparilla point. 20 inches but no pic. It's a start.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Heat Wave

An assassin executes a U.S. presidential candidate. To witness and eccentric reporter, Sam Emory, it echoes a killing three years earlier that transformed his life. Voters elect a new, environmentalist president, a colleague of the slain candidate. But a powerful industrialist stops at nothing, including murder, to control world energy markets. And this isn’t his first murder. Emory and the president are the next in line. Heat Wave is 99 cents.

Monday, December 09, 2013

New York Times Interview

I was interviewed for this healthcare story.
Mark A. York, a 60-year-old freelance writer in Hailey, Idaho, said he began shopping after he received a letter saying that his current insurance policy would be canceled because it did not meet the requirements of the health care law. In the exchange, he said, he found policies with premiums similar to what he is now paying, $440 a month, but “the deductibles were so high — $4,000 to $6,000 a year — that it defeats the purpose of having insurance.”

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Old Photo From Boy Scouts

I found this by accident. It's our troop 470, Fairfield, Maine pre-50-mile photo. The trip was a disaster. I bailed halfway to take a kid who'd had enough home. I had too. Left to right: Gary Batey; Steven Grover; Forrest Phyllis; Thomas Goodspeed, the only member to beat me to Eagle Scout rank, although four years older; Bruce Knights and myself. Me in 1967. It's photo 1818.

Happy Thanksgiving

It's been a tough fall.Lost my mother at 97. She had a good and long life. Recently I noticed a childhood friend's dad passed away and in his obituary I learned that my friend had also passed away in a homeless shelter in Portland, Maine. He was 58. Just a shame to have a family and have that kind of premature demise. But we are well and look forward to more years of love, fun and adventure in that order. May everyone have that kind of luck.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Good Review

Nice review of Warm Front by Barton Levenson.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

ACA Meltdown

I sent this conundrum to NBC News. It defies all logic, but a then, a camel is a horse designed by a committee. So if royalties and other income don't meet the magic income figure. Forget it. You lose, while people making 50K get premium help. Really? Really. Dr. Synderman. It has come to my attention in researching the ACA healthcare exchange that anyone who makes less than the federal poverty level, in my case for 1, that anything less than the $11,490 income level receives no subsidy. None. Notice I said less. In states where Medicaid expansion has been declined, the poorest citizens will get no help at all in the exchanges. The Kaiser calculator confirms this dichotomy, unbelievable, though it is. And the coverage for someone my age, 60, would cost hundreds of dollars more than my policy costs now, and cover less. Please look into this. Thanks. #askdrnancy

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Greenhorn Gulch, Idaho, an enclave of the well-healed, burns in late August. I watched and a few days later was ordered to leave.
I spend time in Charlotte Harbor, Florida in the winter and spring. This is my boat. The fishing is unparalleled for snook, redfish and tarpon. Other than that, I've been tooling around Montana where I know many great people. Had to evacuate there last month, due to fires in Wood River Valley, Idaho where I live. The fires have been a real pain these last two years. Environmentally speaking, these forests need work. Without mechanical treatments the rest of the state will burn at catastrophic levels.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Heat Wave is Free All Week

Heat Wave is free this week.
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