A few weeks back a favorite musician of mine lost the battle with depression, one of his songs really resonates with me: And while I’m alive, I’ll make tiny changes to earth Scott Hutchinson While I never met Scott personally, his music has inspired me quite a bit ever since Becky and I happened upon […]

All anglers have their Little Secrets – those amazing holes where the big ‘uns are. In the age of the Internet, the biggest taboo is to leak the whereabouts of these close-guarded secret spots. The most sacred of spots, at least it seems in the Pacific Northwest, are the coveted steelhead runs. There happens to be […]

This morning along Lava Island on the Deschutes River, the buckets were filled up with fish netted from the side channel that is slowly drying up due to the low winter flows. While scooping up tiny sculpin and trout to transplant back in the main-stem of the river is not a permanent fix to the […]

Every October, those that control the faucet at the head of the Deschutes River at Wickiup Dam, turn things down to begin storing water for next years irrigation needs. The photo above shows the Upper Deschutes River about a half mile below the Wickup Dam – this photo can only be taken during the height […]

Monday afternoon I traveled Eastbound, to that little slice of Oregon where the Pacific Time Zone yields to Owyhee Time as my friend Justin calls it. A land where onions litter the side of the roads, and massive brown trout yard themselves out of froggy water to grab midges during crisp fall mornings. The sun didn’t rise […]

We gotta get to a higher place And I hope we all arrive together We gotta get to a higher place If we want to survive the weather A Higher Place – Tom Petty That cassette tape got played quite a bit in the old Ford Ranger back in the day. Facing the news today coming […]

I have added a brand new feature to my fancy blog here, a virtual Thrift Shop of sorts, but I have decided to refer to it as my Garage Sale Page, because it is stuff that is in my garage, and I don’t want it there any longer. Purchases of things from my Garage Sale will […]

Just A Girl, that is showing that every one of us that you can make a positive change in the world around us.  Just A Girl that I am so very proud of. Just My Girl, Kaydee Rose. This morning a photographer and a reporter from the Bend Bulletin stopped by the house to hear […]