An Update Of Sorts...

Hey, how's it going... if anybody's still out there...

It's been a little while since my last post. Right before Thanksgiving, I guess. The fact that blog posts reflecting on a recent absence seem to be more and more frequent is not lost on me. The blog's been in a funk for a while, and it's probably because I've been in a funk for a while. I can't tell you when the last time I picked up a fishing rod was... September?  Ugh.

A lonely rod sits unused...

November and December are usually rather tough times for me (& the blog). I work in e-commerce retail, and spend far too much time in front of a computer screen on the weekends, rather than enjoying personal (& family) pursuits.

Plus, I've been dealing with a bum right shoulder for a little bit. I'm not certain how it originally happened, but in the last few weeks, it was causing quite a bit of discomfort. Caused a few sleepless nights and just general daily pain, but with a recent diagnosis and a rehab plan, I think we're on the other side of that now...

However, it isn't all bad in the land of T!... we did have some (non-fishing) fun.

Living in Florida, and with Disney season passes, we did get away one weekend to EPCOT & Magic Kingdom. That was pretty fun, plus the parks are always decorated so nicely for the holidays.

I also spent a weekend in Homestead, Florida at a NASCAR race. I'm not a huge NASCAR fan in that I have a favorite driver or anything, but it's part of my job so I've created a bit of an affinity. NASCAR races are very unique sporting events to attend, if you haven't been to one, it's worth going at least once.

And we did get out to see the new Star Wars! Don't worry, I won't spoil anything, but I think I'm turning into a Star Wars curmudgeon... because... ummm... uhhhh... I didn't really like it...

Don't get me wrong, it certainly had its moments, and it was awesome to see Luke Skywalker back on the big screen, but there were just so many things that left me scratching my head. I'm probably just too invested in the saga...

This weekend, I've got one eye on work, and another trying to get the Winter issue of Tenkara Angler completed. I'm definitely a little behind on the latter, but hoping to get it published before the end of the year. The content is definitely top notch again and should be an enjoyable read.

So with that, I make no promises that I'll be posting again before Christmas. I'm hoping things fall into place, but the way this blogging year went, probably won't be the case. In any event, I truly wish all of you the happiest and healthiest of holiday seasons - looking forward to 2018 full of family, friends, and fish!


  1. Hope the holidays are nothing but joy for you guys! And you're in good company on the blogging front. Seems that the air is coming out of the medium. At the very least, out of mine.

    Nice hearing from you, though.

    1. Thanks Mike. Blogging is dead. Long live blogging!

  2. Well, if you didn't particularly like the new Star Wars movie, I'll probably wait for it to come out on a free HBO weekend then. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and the family.

    1. Don't let my unsolicited review change any of your plans... Like I said, I'm a Star Wars geek, I'm just probably overly sensitive about some of the things they did. A lot of people seem to love it and say it's one of the best!

  3. Your starting to sound like Howard.

    1. I hear you. I'm pinning my hopes for a turnaround on the new year.

  4. Hey, I resemble that remark! At least I'm still here...sort of...sometimes. It's nice to hear the shoulder is on the mend and happy to hear you're still filled with great family time. Mixed feelings about Clif G. ;) He doesn't visit me any more. :( The very merriest of Christmases and a healthy prosperous New Year to you, KC and the beautiful Lilly.

    1. Thanks Howard, nothing but the best this holiday season for you as well!

  5. I haven't seen the new Star Wars film, yet, but I have heard so many mixed reviews from those that I know to be Star Wars junkies. I'm looking forward to it when the crowds die down maybe next week. Hope you're able to get all that you want completed before the end of the year. Looking forward to the next edition of the magazine. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and the family, Mike!

  6. Mike 2018 will be your year.
    Find a small creek and fish.


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