Time to Go Fishin’

I guess taking one Pierre Silber at bedtime does fly one back to Kansas, or in my case Ohio. Being a water sign (Pisces) from a water town (Port Clinton, OH), it’s sometimes hard living here in landlocked Lafayette. Thank God for the muddy brown Wabash. In case of emergency I can always take it down to the Ohio, which bleeds into the Mississippi, which bleeds into the Gulf, which bleeds into the World.

Fishing is a friendship zen kinda thing for me; it’s all company and calm, filled with bursts of intensity. Or not. Here’s Fishin’ with John, Episode 2. John Lurie with Tom Waits:

And some pics from the old hometown:

This here is Perry’s Monument and International Peace Memorial on South Bass Island in the village of Put-in-Bay, Puddin’ Bay in the local parlance. It was built to commemorate the whoopin’ Oliver Hazard Perry gave to the British during the War of 1812. You know, We have met the enemy and they are ours. Two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop. On a clear day you can see over to the Canadian waters a few dozen miles away and the Canuck isle known as Pelee.

See the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant at the back? I cut my teeth two miles east of there–about where the sun is going down–from the fifth grade to the final family fight. More later on that dangerous contraption and the somewhat reconciled, somewhat nuclear, family.

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