Fishing

The bottom-dwellers

Do you remember King Friday XIII, from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood? The King serves to remind us both that Fred Rogers was extraordinarily good at crafting children’s entertainment that was accessible without being insipid, and that surprises come in two kinds. “Is it a good surprise or a bad surprise?” Friday would ask, whenever someone was […]

Fishing for glory

We fished in a tournament yesterday, and we lost. The tournament was the annual Ladies Shoal Troll, a benefit for breast cancer research. Only women can fish, although men can (and do) captain the boats. Kevin and I invited our friends Amy and Beth to come with us. This was a strategic maneuver. Amy owns […]

Poor Man’s Lobster Rolls

We should all be suspicious of any recipe called “poor man’s” anything. No good can come of imitating a really good expensive thing with a less good inexpensive thing. Unless, of course, you happen to have the less expensive thing, and you’re curious. That’s where we were, when we heard about Poor Man’s Lobster. But […]

Zinc again

There are gaping holes in my knowledge of the world. History is probably the biggest and the most important. In the course of human existence, many, many important things happen about which I know nothing at all. A bunch of other things happened, about which I know a paltry little. There are only a few […]