Tales of Oregon

The Bounder

September 30th, 2018

I noticed the other day that Connor is a leaps-and-bounds kind of a guy. Molly and young Parker climb down from things or, every so often, leap off of things in a natural way of leaping. Connor, however, bounds off of things by leaping upward. all four feet leaving the ground at the same time. It’s fun to watch but I feel concerned that he may be putting a lot of stress on bones and joints that are still, apparently, rubbery.   Continue reading The Bounder

A Sad Tale for Christmas Eve

December 24th, 2013

I so wanted to catch a salmon that I hired a guide, but the guide hurt his knee – he’s having surgery to rebuild it – and we cancelled the trip.  Nonetheless, I am out there every day trying to catch a salmon.  There aren’t many left in the rivers right now, the spawn is over for 2013, but in case there are slow pokes, I go searching for them.   Continue reading A Sad Tale for Christmas Eve