Monthly Archives: May 2011

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.

Discuss. It is very true that too much bird watching is a dangerous thing. Obsessive attention to detail of beak shape – wing tip color – flight behavior – song – tends to obviate the surrounding loveliness. Not so yesterday … Continue reading

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Butter scorched fish

We go to a  small local restaurant. I order “Butter scorched fish.” The lady comes out with a tray on which are two fish – one respectably sized the other an OTT barracuda thing. For me there is no choice … Continue reading

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Good things come to those who bait

A day’s fishing. This planet is covered with sordid men er or women who demand that he er or she  who spends time fishing shall show returns in fish. We as a group rent a boat and head out onto … Continue reading

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An ass that carries gold and eats thistles.

Golden Week is a big Japanese pause for breath in May. By taking a couple of intervening days vacation you can get 10 days straight no work. Not the case for your correspondent but very much the case for majority … Continue reading

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