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Archive for September, 2015

30 Sep

Last Day Up Da Crick, 2015

Trout season closes tonight on most of the state’s rivers, so we got out this afternoon and Jambe Longues limited out and ish was skunked. We celebrated at Wingey Wednesday at the Covington VFW Hall. We also had 13 hummingbird sightings — our first since Sept 22 and latest we’ve seen them up here? Tomorrow? […]

30 Sep

Da Boyds Da Boyds?

This year we decided to make a list of bird species seen around Alberta Village and as of early this morning, here’s where it stands: (And BTW, tworudes showed up at the feeder this morning. It’s been 8 days since the last sightings! These are real tail-end Charlies. Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum) American Bittern (Botaurus […]

28 Sep

Catching Up

Been awhile since I could blog — computer gliches, the usual bull from that world of unreality Singular night last night as Jambe Longues, Shaksper and I sat on the deck to watch the sky show — a tetral Super Moon/Harvest Moon/Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse. We had clear skies and lots of stars and no […]

10 Sep

The Wolf Who Saved The Deer

[Note to readers. The New Edition of Covered Waters: Tempests of a Nomadic Trouter, is out now. It includes a lot of new essays and reflections. What follows is one of the new pieces. Enjoy. Joe Heywood] One winter day sometime before 1965, my friend and teammate Bill Haeger and I drove north to hunt […]

09 Sep

“Sporting With Hares and Cultivating Cucumbers”

ALBERTA, BARAGASTAN — Septemember 9, 2015: During breaks from poring over the copy-edited manuscript for BUCKULAR DYSTROPHY (Lyons Press, Spring 2016) I have been reading from Frank Jewett Mather Jr.’s A HISTORY OF ITALIAN PAINTING (1923). Having lived in Italy as a kid (and having briefly attended an Italian-only school), I’ve always had a soft […]

05 Sep

Friday Night Football and Some Thoughts on Writing

BARAGASTAN, ALBERTA — Friday, September 4, 2015 – Friday night and we’re listening to Michigan State vs Western Michigan football at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo.  The weather both hither and yon  is sticky hot and it hardly seems time for football, but reality  reveals that most high schools ATB (albeit perhaps statewide) have already played […]

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