This Week's View|
by Deanna Lee Birkholm
June 2nd, 2008
Archive of Ladyfisher Articles
It has been an interesting week here. The new camera
finally did arrive, so my husband, JC, has been checking
it out. The instruction book (manual nowadays) is 150
or so pages. Good grief. There was a time when we
both would learn a new camera, cross training so either
of us could do the job. I suspect this one may be a
one-owner camera. He is quite happy with it, so it
is a good thing. Nothing like a new toy to help keep
a fellows mind clicking along.
There was a big sale locally on bottled water. Bare with
me for a bit, something I'd like you to consider. I don't
generally beat on our readers on conservation issues,
my attitute is more of a be an example rather than be preachy.
But. There's that word. But.
Jim Chapralis, who passed a while ago, was very involved
with preserving our water. Here's the deal, some of the
big companies who buy up land with the intent of pumping
out the water and selling it to the retail market. In some
cases whole watersheds have been severely threatened
by the loss of water. I'm sure you're aware there is a lot
of money being made from bottled water. Why?
Bottled water has become a bit of a status symbol I guess.
It is also a sign the user isn't nearly as smart as the people
who sell the water.
Opps, did I step on your toe?
Has it occured to you the bottled water comes from somewhere?
What happens if that spring or watershed goes dry? How can
it be replaced? If there are streams which are fed from the
same watershed, will the stream suffer? How much research
has really been done on the amount of water being removed
across our country for bottled water?
If you feel you must 'hydrate' fill a clean plastic bottle and
store it in your frig. You can freeze them too and have cold
water longer. I wonder what the price per gallon of bottled water
is. Bet it is higher than the price of gasoline.
Sometimes we are so like sheep. The latest fad or craze catches
us and we end up doing things we really know aren't right.
In my opinion that includes the mens hair style which looks
like a guy just crawled out of bed. Well, crawled out with
a container of hair jell to make it stand up. It really looks
absolutely ridiculous on any man over 25.
Now that I've insulted half of our population, I'll slip off into
the sunset. I do want to mention something really special
this week 'tho. This week we have all the entries for the Atlantic
Tying Contest posted. Marvelous flies, and you get to vote.
Our readers choose their favorite fly from the entries for
the Reader's Choice Award. There is also a nice plaque with the
winners name on it too.
Please take the time to view the entries, and do notice how many
countries are represented. It is just amazing. Have fun, and
pick a winner for us. ~ The LadyFisher
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