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  • Reflections: An ode to O.C.: an outside, inside cat

    Some cats are indoor cats and some are outside cats. O.C. was both. Let me explain:

    My wife found O.C. in the back yard at our home in North Central Florida. No one really knows how old he was back then. He was already full grown - and wouldn't leave our backyard.

    My wife tried to ignore the cat but he would have nothing of it and meowed constantly at the back patio door. Soon he was sleeping on the hot tub cover, and being the warm-hearted person my wife is, she eventually fed him. He was very skinny.

  • Fishing Lines: New fishing rules

    Oh the times they are a changin...and you need to be aware of what's going on.

    First off, the season for recreational red snapper fishing is now closed (as of August 5) and apparently will remain closed until June 1 of 2009. Wow, that is a long time for a fishery to be closed. It seems that the Red Snapper fishing season is less than 3 months long. Our area is not really known for our Red Snapper fishing, but some of our guides do come across a few now and then.

  • True Faith: Be a booster

    "May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope." (2 Thessalonians 2:16 NIV)

  • True Faith: Welcome Home!

    "So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a great way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him." (Luke 15:20 NIV)

  • Trouble in Cedar Key: Thoughts on the written word

    Have you ever thought about thinking? Have you ever thought about experiencing? How do you think and experience? Do you do it in words? Thoughts and experiences don't come in words. You can be illiterate yet you think and experience. You don't need to be able to read and write to enjoy a meaningful life.

  • Fishing Lines: Timely rains

    In spite of searing heat the recent timely rains are keeping our inshore water temperatures from rising. Last year at this time the water temps were nearly five degrees higher. An old timer once told me, "Heavy rain sweetens the water and improves the bite." Well I am sure that it improves the mosquito bite as well as the fish.Seems to be true this year as the trout and redfish bite seems to be above average for early August.

  • Reflections: The Apple iPhone's competition

    There are a whole new category of cell phones hitting the market lately. The most recent and innovative is the Apple iPhone. It is probably the closest thing to a hand held, portable computer there is yet.

    There are other new innovative cell phones, too, that have nearly the capabilities of the iPhone but none really match up as equal. For one, the iPhone is 3G. That's nearly as good as your desktop computer on DSL. Yes, the iPhone is full Internet capable and does not even need a keyboard.

  • Reflections: The way things ought to be but aren't

    It is obvious humans do not learn from their mistakes. And, you'd think we would learn from others, too, but we tend to repeat stupid things over and over even when we know better.

  • True Faith: Better to build than destroy

    "Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?" (1 Peter 3:13 NIV)

    Do you remember the Cold War? The super power of the United States of America struggled relentlessly against the super power of the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics that was perceived to be in pursuit of turning the entire world over to the rule of the Communist Party. The USA had its strong democratic, market economy allies during those decades and the USSR had its block of Communist countries leaning toward the doctrines of Marx and Lenin.

  • Fishing Lines: Careful with those big fish

    The big fish are here and they are hungry.