In the days we first inhabited the New World, we learned how Native Americans practiced resourcefulness of their environments to the fullest. For instance, they would use a harvested deer for the meat, the deerskin for clothing, and the bones and antlers for tools. This was a great way of being resourceful, but also giving […]
A couple years ago, I heard about this event in our county called the Botetourt County Annual Fishing Carnival. The joint event is mainly coordinated by the Botetourt County Parks, Recreation and Tourism and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. In a nutshell, the event consists of an afternoon of free fishing related […]
Now that it’s starting to warm up, one thing comes to mind for me. Smallmouth. Pound for pound, they’re hard to beat for fight. Before I met my first trout, I fished rivers for smallmouth and brim. Some of my best fishing experiences growing up were on the James floating and catching smallie after smallie. With […]
Anyone in the Blue Ridge Mountains that likes the outdoors probably knows this phrase. A popular (and pretty cool) magazine called Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine uses this phrase as their calling. It’s a simple term. But it has a whole lot of meaning. For me, it represents what I’d always rather be doing. My wife teases […]
That’s right. Most of you will now have that song stuck in your head for at least 2 days. You’re welcome. Now that I have your attention, I have something quite serious to share today. According to UNICEF, over 2 million children are annually affected by the world’s third largest enterprise, child trafficking. Studies have […]
Everyone in my circle knows I got my start with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. I owe so much to this organization. So much. Every year at the end of April, the weekend before final exams I might add, PHWFF has a tournament called the 2-Fly Tournament. Two man teams are allows two flies each […]
I have an amazing piece of furniture to tie on. It’s absolutely beautiful. It has a beautiful bicolor stain. It has a drawer at the base and drawers covering the back piece. It even has tool and spool holders. It’s everything I don’t need in a desk.
I’m very proud of my rich state history. I love stuff that represents my home. That’s why I got the Virginia brookie stickers. So when I saw a trout hat with the state blended into the design, it was a no-brainer.
I’m always tryin to find clothes that fit my body. I have a booty made for the clubs. My short torso + stocky build = well fitting shirts that go down to my knees, or properly lengthened t shirts that are a tad bit tight. So most of the time I’m not happy. When I […]
So I am a very decisive person. I make most decisions pretty much immediately. It seems however, that in past few years, I’ve become quite indecisive with things that involve money. I think mostly it comes from the concern of wasting money on bad choices or perhaps not the best choice with children in the […]
Okay. Everyone in my life knows that my life revolves around my family. I make it a point to be the best husband and father I can. I’m not a perfect father or husband, but it’s not from not tryin to be. With Emma Jo, I get upset when she has a boo-boo. I try […]
Teaching our youth is extremely important to me. Too many of our youth today have no direction. I hear so often that the majority of youth today is disrespectful, unappreciative, selfish, unresourceful, unethical, etc. I completely agree with them. But the next part is where the difference of opinion usually comes in. I casually say, […]