Tag Archives: Red Bluff

Memorial bench in Red Bluff brings back fishing memories

Last week, my wife  and I took a road trip up Interstate 5, spending a couple of days in Ashland, Oregon, for the theater ambience and then on to Corvallis to see friends. Before leaving California, we made what for … Continue reading

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“Follow your passion” has a ring of religion to it

When I started my adult work life, I don’t recall anyone telling me to “follow your passion.” The closest thing to that was advice from a worldly wise man who told me “to make your avocation your vocation.” The other … Continue reading

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A better view out the kitchen window

In the beginning, there were garbage containers, an old dog-eared wood fence and the side of the neighbor’s house. Now, the salmon run is in full flow, and we have a window seat to watch a spectacle of nature unfold. … Continue reading

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Indictment and a steelhead arrive on the same day

Writer’s note: In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War, I found myself wandering between two worlds: one as a beginning sports editor in the small town of Red Bluff, California, and the other as a draft resister awaiting … Continue reading

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Gearing up for my debut as a steehead fisherman

Writer’s note: In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War, I found myself wandering between two worlds: one as a beginning sports editor in the small town of Red Bluff, California, and the other as a draft resister awaiting … Continue reading

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