The Path Less Traveled

Two wild animal trails diverged in the urban wilderness and I chose the path less traveled. It led down to a garden path where I met new friends. The path to peace is right outside my apartment now, right where it should be. Say hello to my little friends on the path to my new apartment.

garden path

The Road Less Traveled by Robert Frost

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Trolling For Topics

A good journalist is always trolling for topics. My Dad taught me to how to fish in both salt and freshwater when I was young and as a result I am an expert at trolling. Deep sea trolling never really appealed to me. My preference is fly fishing, which can be though of as trolling in the air for surface feeding predators. The predators are so thick right on the surface that they are jumping up out of the water and snatching food right out of the air.

gladiolas blooming

Bait Fishing is For Beginners

Anybody can smash a piece of cheese onto a fish hook. It is very easy to fish with a wiggling worm or live insect as bait. Bait fishing is beginner fishing that is best left to women and children.

Fly fishing is for advanced practitioners of the trolling arts. When the fly fisherman is trolling his fly he is making the shape of a figure eight with the tip of his fly fishing rod. A figure eight is also the symbol for infinity. The fly fisherman is relentlessly trolling for topics to investigate.

gladiolas dean's garden

Lizards also troll through the air with tongues. I am good friends with a couple of lizards in my garden. The next time I see those lizards I will snap their picture for a blog.

gladiola garden