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 […]

Just a fluke?

It seems I’m constantly writing about things I screw up, so I figured it’s only fair that I should tell you about something I didn’t. It started with yesterday morning’s fishing trip. We went out at about 7:00 AM, in search of scup, bluefish, or both. Scup fishing and bluefish fishing are very different. Scup […]