Archive for September 2011

This Could be Good

I normally don’t pay any attention to anything the Republican Party has to say or offer. I’m at the national average on income level and since turning 50 five years ago, I’m lucky to be struggling to make that. Nobody ever said that after 50 you’d become worthless to the job market. Considering these things,... Read more »

It's going to be beautiful out this weekend

Time to go for a short drive. Really, Morris isn’t that far away and the ride, if you take some back roads, is well worth it. The Grundy County Corn Festival I get email about events from just about all of the conservation groups in the Chicago area. I should be a little more organized... Read more »

Great Horned Owls have no Sense of Smell

I heard the other day that there are too many skunks in the Chicago area. In the 6 years I’ve been living along the edge of a wooded ravine, I’ve never seen one. You would think I live in the perfect setting for them; heavy woods, leads down to a ravine which leads down to... Read more »

The end of summer and the Autumnal Equinox, it's time to get out.

No, I’m not going to write much about either of those, I think, other than the Autumnal Equinox happened on Friday, September 23rd. I guess this is more of a fishing report, we’ll see where it goes. To celebrate the Autumnal Equinox, us pagans celebrate things like this, I went fishing, drank three beers one... Read more »

A Project: In Vermont, After Irene

Last week I put up a post called Aftermath of “That Bitch Irene” It’s a link to the blog The View from Fish in a Barrel Pond by Ken Hall, aka Quill Gordon. Ken and his photographer friend Victor Salvo have been documenting the after effects of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene long after the initial interest... Read more »

Northern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days, Day One

My voice is shot, my legs are killing me from standing all day and I’m having a great time manning the booth for Heartland Outdoors Magazine at the Northern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days. If you read this in time tonight, have been sitting on the fence on whether to go, just do it. It’s... Read more »

Aftermath of "That Bitch Irene"

Ken Hall over at The View from Fish in a Barrel Pond has shed his Quill Gordon alter ego in order to document the aftermath of as he put it “That Bitch Irene.” His photographer friend, Victor Salvo (there’s a side story there about Vic that you should read), came up to Vermont to photograph/document... Read more »

If you haven't been reading and viewing Bob Long, Jr., you should be

I’m in lazy mode. Going around reading and looking at things. My friend Bob is one of the ones where I spend a fair amount of time. You gotcher pictures, ya got some of dem dere words and you gots music. What else is there except touch? So go look. Start at the top and... Read more »

Fish the Fox, it's what I do.

And for the past 3 days I’ve been doing it fairly well. Clients continue to blow deadlines, which leaves me with nothing to do. That’s a good thing. This time of year I feel an almost desperate need to be outside. The short days and low angle of the sun triggers everything to start dying... Read more »

Northern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days, September 24 and 25

This coming weekend, September 24 and 25, is the annual Northern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days at Silver Springs State Park. I’ve been going to this event every year for well over a decade and I highly recommend it. Don’t let the name fool you, it’s not all about hunting and fishing. There are plenty... Read more »