THE MAGIC WAND

I have this secret place that I love to fish.  I call it, “The Mini-Madison” because when I first fished there, it reminded me of my favorite river, the Madison, except instead of being “the fifty-mile riffle” like its namesake, this area is only 50 yards of excellent holding water containing exposed boulders, plunge pools, nice runs,…

THE OLD YELLOW ROD

The family all sat around in the living room discussing numerous things including the preparations for my father’s funeral. Everyone’s emotions were so on the surface as we laughed and cried about our beloved Dad. Somehow the topic came up about how we would handle selling Dad’s things for my Mom. In tears I said…