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Beetle's Book and Word Thread

Started by Mudwall Gatewood 3.0, March 14, 2017, 10:43:29 AM

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Woolly Bugger

Quote from: driver on October 23, 2019, 06:34:07 AMMy favorite Mark Twain book is "Life on the Mississippi" I highly recommend reading it.

And it's free!

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/245/245-h/245-h.htm
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Dee-Vo

I can't get into listening to a book; very handy, but I just don't absorb what's being read to me, I zone out.

Also -- I'm almost exclusively reading non-fiction at this point. Most of the other stuff suddenly lost its appeal.

Woolly Bugger

Quote from: Dee-Vo on October 23, 2019, 14:15:39 PMI can't get into listening to a book; very handy, but I just don't absorb what's being read to me, I zone out.

Also -- I'm almost exclusively reading non-fiction at this point. Most of the other stuff suddenly lost its appeal.

I hear ya on the zoning out bit... but it helps pass the time on the road!
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Dee-Vo

October 23, 2019, 19:33:55 PM #228 Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 14:01:20 PM by Woolly Bugger
Enjoyed both books I've read by this fella. If you have an interest in birds in any capacity these will be good for you to check out.

#kennkaufman #birds #flightsagainstthesunset

https://amzn.to/2RFODOC


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Dee-Vo

November 12, 2019, 18:51:27 PM #229 Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 14:02:15 PM by Woolly Bugger
One of the better books I've read. Wilderness, nature, desert, future. Enjoyed this man's views 100%. A book that makes you want to disappear for a while, or, maybe, from now on.

#edwardabbey #desertsolitaire

https://amzn.to/3aCT5pZ


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troutrus

A relatively slow and difficult read for me, but picked up some new phrases and words, among which was TRUMPERY.
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trumpery

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troutrus

January 04, 2020, 16:00:20 PM #231 Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 14:09:54 PM by Woolly Bugger
In a world of divisive devices, science denial, and challenges to free speech, it is perhaps more relevant than at any time since it's original publication.
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Dee-Vo

January 09, 2020, 21:34:49 PM #232 Last Edit: January 12, 2020, 11:22:02 AM by Woolly Bugger


This book is packed with information. So glad to be finished with it! 📖 📚


The history and people covered in these pages are too much to try and fathom. It's truly amazing how the thoughts/concerns of folks that far back in time are still ringing true today....maybe even more so today than in their respective times.

To be so connected, so deeply and emotionally, as some are to nature is heartening.

#humboldt #thoreau #darwin #goethe #marsh #haeckel #muir #nature #andreawulff



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Dee-Vo

January 20, 2020, 10:40:23 AM #233 Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 14:03:18 PM by Woolly Bugger
Quote from: Beetle on March 15, 2017, 09:08:38 AM
Quote from: sanjuanwormhatch on March 15, 2017, 08:16:02 AMI love Emerald Mile.  Have given that book as a present many times.

How is the stranger in the woods?

Stranger in the Woods was a good read but danced around a lot.  You could tell the author had to weave in historical and philosophical references to fill pages because there just wasn't much story to tell beyond 9 hours of conversation with Chris Knight (in jail).  I'd wait and find a used copy if you can.




I concur. Just finished this one. Good story, but sort of thin, in my opinion. Being a hermit would be nice, I think. Many people never give themselves the opportunity to experience silence and true solitude -- away from everyone and everything. Future will hold more of this for me. Maybe I'll be a hermit one day....if I'm lucky.



https://amzn.to/2vhwD5I


troutrus

January 22, 2020, 15:22:30 PM #234 Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 14:07:11 PM by Woolly Bugger
"Little flashes of sun on the surface of a cold, dark sea."
― Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

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JMiller

January 22, 2020, 20:31:46 PM #235 Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 14:08:32 PM by Woolly Bugger

"The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence."


― Charles Bukowski

Woolly Bugger

January 26, 2020, 18:53:52 PM #236 Last Edit: January 27, 2020, 14:45:36 PM by Woolly Bugger

you can find a copy here BookFinder . Com

I picked up this copy of Nelson Bryant's Book after reading his obit. It contains articles from his NYT column. Each story is a page and a half long. I was surprised to see the fourteenth was about Harper Creek, from back in the day when it was only open to anglers three days a week! They culled a 15 1/2" and a 13 brown.

Dr. Bahnson, who is mentioned in the story, a resident of Winston Salem, and a founding director of our TU Chapter (072)

QuoteBAHNSON
Dr. E. Reid Bahnson, 84, of Salemtowne the Moravian Retirement Community, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born Oct. 28, 1917, in Winston-Salem to Frederic Fries Bahnson and Blecker Reid Bahnson. He attended Central School, South Junior High School, Reynolds High School, Davidson College and was graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1938, Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Bahnson attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and was graduated in 1942 receiving the Alumni Medal for the highest academic average. He was a member of AOA Medical Fraternity. Dr. Bahnson served his internship and medical residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He was a medical officer in the U.S. Navy from July 1943 until May 1946, serving in the South Pacific. Dr. Bahnson began practice of internal medicine in Winston-Salem September 1948. In February 1976 he became the medical director of Winston-Salem Health Care Plan Inc., retiring in October 1983. He served as medical director of Piedmont Airlines from 1952 until 1987, was the former president of Forsyth County Medical Society and was president of the medical staff at City Memorial Hospital in 1964. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, president of the North Carolina Orchid Society, a member of the board of directors of the American Rhododendron Society (1990-91), of the Piedmont Chapter, president of the North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation , a lifelong member of Home Moravian Church, a member of the Board of World Missions of the Moravian Church and served on the board of directors of the Moravian Home. He was a founding director of Trout Unlimited. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Louise Adler Bahnson of the Salemtowne Community; a daughter, Mrs. Jeanette Bahnson Halajian and husband Kenneth of Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.; a son, Edward Reid Bahnson Jr. and wife Diane of Girdwood, Alaska; two grandchildren Michael Reid Halajian and Samuel John Halajian; and a brother, Dr. Henry T. Bahnson of Pittsburgh, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Home Moravian Church by the Rev. Lehoma Goode and Dr. Robert Sawyer. Burial will follow in the Moravian Graveyard. Visitation will be in the Living Room of the Vogler Building at Moravian Salemtowne from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. Please use the Bethabara Park Boulevard entrance. Memorials may be given to NC Botanical Garden of the University of NC at Chapel Hill, CB 3375 Totten Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

I'll try and pinpoint the date this was written! 1968!


You can find a copy here https://amzn.to/2GoVAyt

The very next story is about Outer Banks Fishing during the 11th international invitational blue marlin tournament! 

That would be in 1970!

Here is another NC story in the NYT

https://www.nytimes.com/1981/07/27/sports/outdoors-elusive-north-carolina-trout.html
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

troutrus

"Ever drifting down the stream-
 Lingering in the golden gleam-
 Life, what is it but a dream?"
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Beetle

February 17, 2020, 13:14:00 PM #238 Last Edit: February 27, 2020, 12:43:22 PM by Woolly Bugger
Good one here...

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troutrus

February 26, 2020, 19:15:20 PM #239 Last Edit: February 27, 2020, 12:40:22 PM by Woolly Bugger
Saltmarsh, where nature nurtures. My favorite ecosystem, and this light/fun read took me there.
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