What this will not be is a political column.
This is a fly-fishing web site and will
continue to be. But, let me ask just these
first. Are we likely to 'Forget the Maine?'
Or, 'Forget Pearl Harbor?' Certainly not.
Nor are we going to in any time soon forget
the events of the past few days. We shall
not and we should not.
But my President has asked something of me.
Not in person of course, but this is what I
am hearing him ask me to do. He wants me to
get back to work. To take that tax refund he
sent to the tax-payers and spend it. He wants
the money to help get the economy stimulated.
Buy stuff. Be productive. Make things. Sell
products. Get America moving again. Leave
the 'heavy-lifting' to him and his folks
in Washington, DC.
He has his job to do and now I have mine.
He says he trusts me, that he has faith in
me. He says he wants me to 'get it back together'
and to move on with life as before. I will
not let him down, I have confidence in him;
I'm going to take him at his word and get
back to work.
My job here is to keep FAOL going. To that
end, here is some great news. Over the next
few weeks we will be bringing on line nearly
two dozen new sponsors. We had a great show
in Salt Lake City and will bring the details
to you as soon as we can. Remember, these
pages we build bring you the latest information
from these guys. A bit like going shopping
without leaving your computer.
There are some new businesses and some new
products from companies you already know well.
Remember, it is these sponsors who make all
of this possible. You support them, they
support us; it's as simple as that. Without
them we could not bring you this. Without
you, we wouldn't need to. Works for all of
In closing, my most sincere thanks to all
of you for the communications we received
over the past days. The sincerity and genuine
concern were most welcome. I thank you all.
Now, excuse me, I must get back to work...
~ James Castwell