I just wanted to give the followers of Upland Equations a quick update on my latest writing endeavor. On Monday of this week, The Backcountry Journal, an online journal for the outdoors enthusiast, published my essay, “The Genius of Fishing.” It’s a fun read about some things geniuses and fishermen have in common.
|An act of genius.
Here is a little teaser from the article:
In this world, there are two types of people—among myriads— who have always been on the fringe of society: Geniuses and Fishermen. These two may, at first blush, appear totally unrelated, but they share more in common than you might think.
Of geniuses, Jonathan Swift said, “When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in confederacy against him.” Likewise, the renowned fly-fishing writer John Gierach wrote: “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.” For whatever reason, society just does not understand or accept geniuses or fishermen. They definitely share this in common . . . .
If any of you fishermen want to find out if you qualify as a genius, then you’ll have to read the article. Here is the LINK. Check it out and let me know what you think!
Thanks for dropping by. Keep fishin’ with faith!