Category Archives: Cancer

Becoming a Flyfisherman. Celebrating 20 years of Casting for Recovery.

Today, August 4, 20 years of Casting for Recovery in Maine will be celebrated at the Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association in Oquossoc. As many as possible Mountain Princesses, their family and friends will gather for their special union with each other and the volunteers who have enriched their lives. Through the efforts of […]

Becoming a Flyfisherman. Reunion reveals the kindness of strangers.

“I thought I was going to learn how to cast with a fly rod,” Gina, the stranger with whom I was sharing a room in a delightful guest house on Rangeley Lake, confided. “I had no idea what this was all about. Like Gina, most of us were not prepared for our session of Casting […]

Becoming a functionally moving, fly fishing skier. Our brains have a limited ability to concentrate.

Our biggest allies, or foes, in achieving our goals are the habits we develop, because our brains have a limited ability to concentrate on more than one thing at a time. When we are learning something new, we need to use all that concentration. If there is another issue needing attention, our brain will use […]

Becoming Irrationally Independent. When I spend my early morning writing time interacting on social media

Several years ago my husband’s best friend gave him a poster that we have had hung in our entryway ever since. “For the DETERMINED,” it reads, “There is time and OPPORTUNITY.” It has a silhouette of a fly fisherman, and it answered the complaint that there was never enough time to go fishing. When we are determined, […]