|ahhh my pressish|
So let's have a cup. French press coffee is one of life's truly guilty pleasures. I'll never forget my first taste, sitting in my friend Karen's kitchen in Kalamazoo. It was heavenly. It has a creamy, almost unctious body, and produces the richest coffee aroma possible. They say it's high in cholesterol. I don't care. Karen was an old friend I hadn't seen in years who I had bumped into by chance. Tall, red-haired, with a strong personality, she had insisted that my brother and I crash in her and her husbands basement instead of sleeping on cots in that empty apartment. Karen had retained her nutty sense of humor after all these years, and her hair was just as crazy. I remember mocking her back then for having to pet every dog that came within sight, and the odd part was that even mean dogs that would go after me would let her pet them. I don't know if they sensed her strength of character, that they were no match for her, or if she was just really good with dogs.
|a scene from my world|
|Alex, post jinx|
I have been invited to join the Isle Royale "Coasters" 2012 Qwest, in search of the fabled Lake Superior coaster brook trout, a lake-run form that grow quite large. Should I go? Ha, dumb question, of course I'm going. We will be filming, photographing and writing about this trip. The coaster brook trout used to be numerous in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, but only remnant populations remain. Only in the waters of Isle Royale National Park are they said to be common, and we're going to see if we can catch one. Isle Royale is a rocky and mountainous island about 45 miles long, far out in Lake Superior. It has numerous inlets and islet and I''ll be bringing my kayak. We are looking for sponsors for the trip, and we do intend to use this opportunity to shine a light on the plight of coaster brook trout in Michigan waters. If you would like to sponsor our trip in any way please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll be writing about this adventure, and Michigan author Wayne Snyder will be on this trip as well. Go "Like" our Facebook page and keep an eye on how things develop.
|hopefully I'll be seeing this from much closer up|
I have several exciting events and new features coming to this site soon. I still have lots of cool items to give away with upcoming interviews, and some other swag in the works. Check back each week.
Get yours. If you haven't already, make sure you read my interview of Cameron Mortenson and enter to win a free Comrade motif T. One of my giveaways will be to reward my followers, so if you're not following, you may want to take care of that.
To continue my "Good Takes" series of interviews, I'll be posting my interview of tier Mike Schmidt of Angler's Choice Flies Wednesday. Mike is one of my favorite tiers out there and we'll be giving away a half dozen of his streamers and a fly box for them with the post, so don't miss out.
I'll be at the Traverse City Hunting and Fishing Expo this Saturday. I'll be at the booth of author Chris Weston, so if you're going to be there stop by and say hello. I'll be hanging out and schmoozing, so come on out and take in the show, and if you see me, be sure and say hello. Here's a link if you need info and directions http://www.tchuntfishexpo.com/
Okay, it's time to go to work. It's going to be a busy week, let's get after it.